Kenyan Senator charged with attempted rape

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Kenyan Senator Mithika Linturi was arraigned in court on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, and charged with attempting to rape a woman in a hotel.

The complainant Beryl Akoth said she retired to their room on January 30, 2021, but did not lock the door since her husband was still out with his friends.

Later, the door was unlocked since the lights were switched off, she assumed it was her husband, and the person got into her bed and started touching her in a very unusual manner.

After thirty minutes, she heard a knock on the door and went to open the door only to find her husband standing at the door, prompting her to switch on the lights since she was confused about who was in her bed, whom she thought was her husband.

On switching on lights, she realized a stranger in their bed, forcing her husband to raise the alarm.

The couple’s friends who were residing in the hotel identified the stranger as Senator Linturi.

It was established that the Senator was a guest at a resort adjacent to the couple’s.

The Meru Senator denied the accusations and was freed on a $2000 cash bail.

The case will be mentioned on October 26.

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