Last year, former Meu Senator Mithika Linturi was charged with two counts relating to attempted rape.
Linturi was accused that on January 30, 2021, at around 3 am at Maiyan Villa’s hotel in Nanyuki, he intentionally and unlawfully attempted to rape a 36-old-woman.
But the senator through his lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu told Milimani chief magistrate Susan Shitubi to withdraw the case saying the prosecution had failed to supply him with crucial evidence.
However, Linturi who is among the 22-member cabinet proposed by President William Ruto to fill up various ministerial jobs has today, Monday, October 3, breathed a sigh of relief after the woman withdrew the case.
State Counsel Nyakira Kibera confirmed to the court that the woman had agreed to withdraw the complainant and the proceedings against Linturi.
The woman who was present in court confirmed that she was in agreement with the former legislator adding that the withdrawal was willingly done.
The withdrawal of the case comes just a day after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua vehemently defended Linturi saying his case is politically instigated.
“The case with Mithika Linturi and Aisha Jumwa is pending with George Kinoti. We cannot agree to prohibit someone who has the opportunity to contribute to the development of Kenya because he has a pending case,
“I want to tell Kenyans that all the CS nominated by William Ruto are okay, they are not guilty of any offense, there is no evidence to show that they are corrupt. What is there is fake cases,” Gachagua said.
This is despite the fact that a video where Linturi was accused of sneaking into a woman’s room surfaced online.
In the video that went viral, one could see how Linturi was bursting pants down in a bed where someone’s wife was.
The gubernatorial candidate in the August 9, elections was seen pleading for mercy while blaming his trespassing on alcohol he had been imbibing hours before being caught.
In the video, Linturi was questioned by three men who wondered how he confused another room with his, only to blame it on alcohol.