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Former chief of Staff at DP’s office Maryanne Kitany.

An uncle to former chief of Staff at DP’s office Maryanne Kitany yesterday told the court he witnessed the marriage between her and Senator Mithika Linturi in 2016.

Appearing before Magistrate Peter Gesora, John Kibii, a former senior police officer, said he knows Linturi as Kitany's husband.

Kibii said he attended the couple's wedding with his wife Sarah at the ceremony held in Nandi.

While being cross examined by Kitany's lawyer Danstan Omari, Kibii said last year he was invited to Kitany’s home in Runda, Nairobi, to help solve a domestic issue.

He went on that Kitany told him she is the one who bought the Runda house, their home in Meru and their parents’.

Kibii told the court he was also informed that Linturi had taken some of the title deeds that belong to Kitany’s family.

“Linturi, who was present that day, did not make many comments,” he said.

The uncle continued that he witnessed the handing over of car keys that Linturi gave to Rhoda Kitany, the mother to Kitany.

“Linturi also paid Sh100,000 as dowry to Kitany and distributed food to the people present at the ceremony," Kibii said.

He added that Kitany is like his daughter and he thought that couple's differences could be sorted out.

The 87-year-old man said he first met Linturi in 2015, when he visited Kitany's home in Kileleshwa.

"I first met Linturi in Kileleshwa though we did not talk much," Kibii said.

He recounted finding Linturi's parents at the house, though the senator was not around.

He spent the night at the home and held a reconciliation meeting the following day when Linturi came.

Kibii said he thought the issue was a domestic dispute, but later found out that it revolved around property and company ownership.

Linturi did not speak much and both he and Kitany refused to have minutes recorded.

The meeting ended without any tangible solution.

The matter will be heard on November 26, 2019.

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