Senator Linturi Issued Conditions On Top Of Attempted Rape Charges
The incident was indicated to have taken place at Maiyan Villas Hotel in Nanyuki at 3.00 am on January 30, 2021.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was charged with attempted rape on Tuesday, September 14 while being arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts.
Court documents seen by Viral Tea revealed that he was charged with attempting to rape Beryl Akoth Owondo, a 36-year-old woman, in Laikipia County.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi at the Milimani Law Courts on September 14, 2021. /COURTESY
"Intentionally and unlawfully attempted to cause your penis to penetrate the vagina of Beryl Akoth Owondo, an adult aged 36 years, without her consent.
"Indecent act with an adult contrary to section 4 of the Sexual Offenses Act of 2006,” read the charge sheet.
The Meru senator is also accused of committing an indecent act with an adult, contrary to section 11(A) of the Sexual Offenses Act of 2006.
“On 30th January 2021 at around 3 am at Maiyan Villas Hotel, Nanyuki in Laikipia East Sub-County in the Republic of Kenya, Linturi intentionally touched the breast and vagina of the woman without her consent,” the charge sheet read.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Nzushi, the senator pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He requested to be released on reasonable bail terms, through his lawyer, Mothomi Thiankolu.