Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has over the years embroiled in a court battle with his ex-lover Marianne Kitany regarding the ownership of properties.
Linturi, fond of shifting from one case to another sought orders to kick out Aldai Member of Parliament Marianne Kitany from his Runda house.
Earlier, a ruling by a magistrate court had handed Linturi powers to evict Kitany from their Runda home after it established that there was no marriage between the former Meru senator and Aldai MP.
However, in September 2022, Marianne Kitany moved to court seeking to invalidate a magistrate ruling that would see her evicted from their palatial Runda home.
In the appeal, Kitany wanted Justice Odero to suspend the execution of the judgment allowing the CS to kick her out of their Runda home.
But on Friday, January 20, a High Court sitting in Nairobi dismissed an appeal by Kitany which sought orders to be allowed to continue living in the Runda house.
Justice Maureen Odero said she had no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal following a dismissal of the same application by the Court of Appeal.
“I have no jurisdiction to entertain the appeal following a dismissal of the same application by the court of appeal,” Justice Odero said.
The CS through his lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu had objected to the appeal saying that the lawmaker wanted to hold on to the property despite a ruling affirming that she had no right to lay claim.
Linturi, a close ally of President William Ruto further maintained that the Aldai lawmaker failed to adduce enough evidence proving that she was lawfully married to him.
“Marianne 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,” Linturi told the court.