A marriage certificate produced in court by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has discrepancies and a divorce case pitting him against Marianne Keitany will now be held in full
Magistrate Peter Gesora while ruling noted that the signatures appearing on the marriage record are glaring different and this gives credence to the argument that the certificate has some discrepancies.
“It is my humble view that for there to be a certification for the certified copy of the marriage, it is either the original copy is missing or a party is seeking to have a copy held by the registrar of marriage issued to him,”court noted
The magistrate noted that name of the person who typed the certificate and also the one who checked, are conspicuously missing and it is not known who appended the signatures thereof.
Gesora observed that ll the parties in the case should be cross examined and set the hearing for 23-25th of this month.
Danstan Omar who is representing Maryanne Keitany said her client will call at least 30 witnesses in the case to show court that she was indeed married to the Lintiru.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has asked the court to strike out divorce proceedings by his estranged wife Marianne Kitany, saying he is married to only one woman.
The legislator argued that Kitany’s claims of a marriage were false adding that even if photos of the alleged customary marriage exist, they do not make the marriage legal and they prove nothing.
The Senator told the court that he only allowed Kitany to stay as a visitor.
Kitany on her part has accused Linturi of forging the marriage certificate produced in court.
Kitany says there was never a marriage between Linturi and the alleged wife.
Omari also denied claims Kitany was harassing Linturi, saying she is a jobless woman with no capacity to harass a senator.
“It’s him who evicted my client from their matrimonial home until the court intervened and gave her access to the house,” added Omari