Aldai Member of Parliament Marianne Keitany was last night forcefully evicted from her ex-lover Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi’s home in Runda, Nairobi.
The eviction which was carried out under the supervision of police officers from Runda Police Station took place just two days after Linturi received orders from Chief Magistrate Wendy Micheni allowing him to kick out Keitany.
“The officer commanding station OCS Runda police station, or any other police officer from the said 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 16 Mae Ridge County Villas on LR………situated in Runda,” reads the order certified by the Milimani Commercial Court,” ordered the Chief Magistrate.
Auctioneers descended on the house shortly after 8 pm and kicked out the MP as ordered by the court. This is despite Keitany’s advocate Moses Kurgat claiming that they on Wednesday obtained a new court order signed by barring Kitany’s eviction from the property.
The advocate claimed that the new order countermanded an earlier one issued last week by the same magistrate that approved an application by an auctioneer and CS Linturi to evict the Aldai MP from the house.
Keitany and Linturi have been fighting for the legal ownership of the house for the last three years after the Aldai Mp failed to prove to the court that she was legally married to the Agriculture CS.
Keitany had claimed that she got married to Linturi in 2016 after undergoing the Nandi and Meru customary marriage. She claimed that the former MP paid a dowry of Sh100,000 on top of other goodies for her hand in marriage.
The court, however, threw the case out as Linturi was still married to another woman identified as Mercy Kiamenyi and the customary marriage claimed by Keitany could not suffice.