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Meru: Linturi staring at murder charges

Meru: Linturi staring at murder charges

By Paul Munene

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) suspects Meru Senator Mithika Linturi (pictured) killed his house help Edith Kananu and also his business partner Dr Stanley Maroe Mugwika.

Linturi, a habitual offender who has an inherent instinct for crime, is currently in court to answer for his alleged involvement in the unresolved murder of his late business associate Dr Stanley Maroe Mugwika.

The Meru Senator is also being probed over the death of his house help Edith Kananu, who allegedly died under mysterious circumstances in his house in 2018.

Police officer Maurice Mwai, in an affidavit, now wants the court to exhume Kananu’s body to assist in investigations into the alleged murder.

“We humbly urge this court to protect and save all victims, widows, orphans, the hopeless, those in fear of Linturi who is bribing his way through the criminal justice,” the affidavit reads in part.

According to Mwai, Linturi’s many brushes with the law and the fact that the Senator always seems to walk away scot free in such scenarios could mean that the cases will never be solved.

Mwai also claims that intimidation and blackmail are being used by unknown individuals to stall investigations into the incidents.

“That nobody will suffer prejudice if an order for exhumation and postmortem is granted to establish the cause of death of the late Edith Kananu who was murdered through poisoning,” reads the affidavit.

The officer also argues that Linturi was the main suspect in the murder and was held in police custody for several weeks as such the exhumation of the corpse should be approved by the court. 


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