Reprieve for Senator Linturi as Court frees him on Ksh200,000 bail in attempted rape case

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Meru Senator Mithika Linturi is a free man after he was Tuesday morning freed on a Ksh200,000 in a case where he is charged with attempted sexual assault.

The embattled Senator was arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi where the charge sheet read that on January 30, 2021, the lawmaker attempted to rape a 36-year-old woman at Maiyan Villas Hotel in Nanyuki at around 3am.

He is also facing a second charge of committing an indecent act with an adult contrary to section 11(A) of the Sexual Offences Act.

Linturi pleaded not guilty to both counts before Magistrate Nanzushi and the case will be mentioned on October 26.

Linturi’s arraignment comes a month after he moved to court seeking to stop the police from arresting or charging him with the two offenses.

The Meru Senator is accused of sneaking into a couple’s room at the Maiyan Villa Resort while the man was away.

According to a police report, the complainant said she retired to their room on the said day but did not lock the door because her spouse was still out.

On the fateful night at 3 am, she said someone she thought to be her husband unlocked the door and got into bed with her.

The unknown person then started touching her inappropriately without saying a word before they both later fell asleep.

About thirty minutes later she heard a knock at the door. It was her husband.

“30 minutes later while in romantic mood I heard a knock on the door and went to open the door only to find my husband standing at the door,” read the police report.

On switching on the lights, they discovered that there was a stranger in their bed prompting the husband to raise an alarm. They later learnt that the intruder was Senator Linturi.

Linturi has, however, denied the claims insisting that the couple had attempted to extort him.


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