• "There are cartels being used to extort and blackmail people and they are now being used by State operatives through KRA and EACC because of my political ambitions." - Mithika Linturi
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has refuted claims that he sexually assaulted a married woman at a luxury resort in Nanyuki.
According to court documents, the woman (name withheld) alleged that Linturi gripped her suggestively after mistakenly getting into her room.
She says she had left the door open as her husband was still outside.
In an exclusive phone call interview with Maina Kageni, Linturi now says he is being politically targeted to dim his political career.
"Maina, I am okay and I am on my way to Meru for a political launch.
I am not afraid because I know who I am. I am focused because I know what I want.
Being a state officer all my life I admit that my life is open to public scrutiny, I am also accountable to the public for things that I do.
I have been a victim of a conspiracy by the DCI and the DPP.
Look at the cases that I have been charged with I am always the first complainant and they turn me into suspects because they bring politics into it."
In the recent happenings, Linturi says he was set up and he stands by that.
"In the recent incident that occurred, there was a security operatives meeting in Sagana.
After that I went to my room to enjoy some whisky, I was with a friend who had come from the UK.
I had told the hotel patrons that I did not want to share my space with anyone as the doors were interconnecting.
At the late hours of the night characters not known to me abducted me and asked for money which I didn't have, They asked for 1 million.
They stripped me and took nude photos of me.
If you see the agreement I wrote with them so that I get released you can see it was written at what time.
I called people all over to send me money, on seeing that they will not receive any cash from me they released me in the morning to go and withdraw the cash."
"I went to the police station and got a p3 and reported under an OB number.
I then went to Nanyuki referral hospital.
There are cartels being used to extort and blackmail people and they are now being used by State operatives through KRA and EACC because of my political ambitions.
I am accountable to the people, if there is any evidence, charge me and I will defend myself, They have not even given me the statement.
Its painful people don't understand I have a career, a family, and friends, It's very hurting."
Linturi said the incident happened on January 29, 2021.
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