By Stella Yamumo
Senator Mithika Linturi Moves to court to stop police from arresting him following allegations he entered the wrong room
News published on major news outlet claiming that Meru Senator Mithika Linturi on attempted rape allegations.
Linturi denies allegations he recently attempted to rape a woman at a Villa and instead suggests the allegations have been ‘manufactured’ by people who planned to extort Sh1 million from him.
According to police documents, the woman reported that the incident happened on January 29th 2021 when she was with her husband and friends.
The woman stated that later that night, she retired back to their room but she did not lock the door because her husband was still out.
At about 3am, she heard the door unlocked and since the lights were switched off she assumed it was her husband and the person entered her bed and started touching her in a ‘very unusual manner’.
However, according to the woman, the man she thought was her husband, never uttered a single word while he inappropriately touched her and later, they both fell asleep.
30 minutes later while in the romantic mood I heard a knock on the door and went to open the door only to find my husband standing at the door. After switching on the lights, they both realized that there was a stranger in their bed and that the husband became furious raising an alarm.
Senator Linturi has now moved to court under certificate of urgency seeking to stop the police from arresting or charging him with the offenses of attempted rape and indecent act with an adult.
This is happening in the backdrop of his estranged marriage with his wife who has now wants the case seeking to drop arrest on the above allegations dropped. This further complicated the situation at hand.
It has been established that the senator’s room was adjust to that of the couple, what’s not clear is if it were intentional or unintentional. The Senator has however not denied the claims that he did enter into the wrong room but hasn’t spoken about what transpired once he was in the room.
This story was produced by Stella Yamumo at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism program me, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.