The Nairobi Milimani Commercial Court has today allowed auctioneers to evict Maryanne Kitany from the Runda home that she shared with her estranged husband Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi.
The order by Chief magistrate Wendy Micheni directed the OCS Runda police station to provide security to the auctioneers who would evict Keitany.
Equally, the court considered previous orders dated September 27, 2022, and a ruling by Judge Maureen Odero dated January 20, 2023.
“It is hereby ordered that the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Runda Police Station, Nairobi or any other officer from the mentioned station of the rank above an Assistant Inspector of police be and is hereby ordered to provide security and police assistance in evicting Hon. Maryanne Jebet Keitany from House Number 16 Mae Ridge County Villas on LR No. 7785/1324 (IR NO123703) situate in Runda Estate Nairobi,’ the court order read.
Linturi and Kitany have been in a protracted court battle for the last three years with the Aldai lawmaker claiming to have contributed almost the whole value of the house.
Kitany was seeking an injunction to overturn a decision by Chief Magistrate Heston Nyagah to allow Linturi to kick her out of the house because they were not married.
“Maryanne wants to continue living in the palatial home for the sixth year running yet the court had established that there was no marriage between me and the appellant,” the defence argued.