The politician was elected to the Senate in 2017 after serving as Igembe South lawmaker for more than two decades.
1. Arrested over ‘Madoadoa’ remarks at Eldoret rally
The lawmaker was arrested over controversial remarks he allegedly made during a rally in Eldoret on January 8. His arrest follows a directive by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to initiate an investigation into the remarks. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) waded into the debate, indicating that the utterances attributed to Linturi could not only bring hate but also likely to affect harmonious coexistence between Kenyan communities.
2. Arrested over Sh530 million bank forgery claim
Linturi was on March 2021 arrested over claims he’d used forged signatures to secure an Sh530 million bank loan with properties of his estranged wife as collateral. In a petition filed before the High Court, Marianne Kitany, the estranged wife of the Meru Senator, accused him of forging signatures to secure the multimillion-shilling loan from Family Bank. The DPP recommended his arrest and prosecution for criminal offenses linked to the loans, overdrafts, and other credit facilities from the lender.
3. Child support claims
In April 2013, a woman accused police of not arresting the Meru Senator after he defaulted on Sh50,000 monthly maintenance as per a court order. The woman claimed police were hesitant to arrest the lawmaker despite instructions from the court. The woman, a dentist, had moved to court in August 2012 after the MP allegedly abandoned her and their three-year-old son. She claimed he evicted her and the child from their house in Kilimani. The woman claimed that she was married to the lawmaker in May 2008 under Meru customary law and the couple was blessed with a son two years later.
4. Charged with attempted rape
Linturi was on September 2021 charged at the Milimani Law courts with attempted rape.
As per the court papers, he was accused of attempting to rape a 36-year-old woman, an incident which said to have taken place in January 2021, at Maiyan Villas Hotel in Nanyuki. Linturi was later released on a Ksh 200,000 cash bail or an alternative of Ksh 500,000 bond by the Nairobi-based court after his lawyer pleaded he be released on reasonable cash bail.
5. Bitter divorce
In 2019, Linturi again treated the public to drama in the courts after her relationship with one Maryanne Kaitany ended in controversy. Kaitany accused him of infidelity and fraud while he denied ever marrying her, claiming he’d invited her to his house as a visitor and she had overstayed her visit.
Best places to shop Shoes online in Kenya
Shop at the best online shoe stores to save money on a huge range of shoes – from boots to sneakers to kids shoes and everything in between.
When selecting the best online shoe stores we considered not only the stores themselves, but the way people shop for shoes in 2021.
You have to be able to shop with confidence, knowing that when you buy you can always return footwear at little or no cost, if it isn’t for you.
The following are our top 5 Kicks e-stores in Kenya:
Kicks Kenya is one of the top picks for online shoe stores because it provides an excellent all round service, while offering a good range of shoes at competitive prices.
The website itself is easy to navigate, has excellent product photography, and offers loads of useful information on each product page.
If you’re looking for the best prices and opportunities to save more, Malooku is one of the best options.
Malooku also boosts for it’s first delivery of less than 24hrs anywhere in Kenya and ability to track your order.
We love that the picture of the shoes has pride of place, and there are so many images for each pair, showing you almost all the angles you could possibly want to see.
Malooku Kenya also makes a feature of its user reviews, and underneath each product you get statistics from customers detailing information on the shoe.
Jumia is a good online shopping site to shop almost anything from. It saves you time, energy and I can say sometimes money.
Unlike the above mentioned stores ,Jumia Kenya boosts of its wide category of product list.Ranging from kicks to accessories ,outfits to household utilities Jumia is among the leading e-commerce stores in Kenya.
The only disadvantage on Jumia according to client reviews on TrustPiliot the customer care services are poor due to overscaling.
One of the best online shops in Kenya with good deals at the most affordable prices. They offer flash sale deals which are cheap and great for ordinary people.
They deliver locally within 5 days and International orders within 15 days and 25 days.
They also accept returns on disputed products.
AliExpress has a consumer rating of 3.13 stars from 6,891 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases.
Consumers satisfied with AliExpress most frequently mention good quality, fast delivery and free shipping.
List of hit songs of 2021
1.EX’ by Nikita Kering
Songbird Nikita Kering gave us vocals upon vocals with the song off her album dubbed ‘A side of me’
The year has also been good to the 19-year-old as in November, Nikita bagged two awards in the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA)
Kering won the Best Artiste Rnb and Soul category as well as the Best Female Artiste Africa category.
2.‘Ndovu in Kuu’ by Krispah x Khaligraph Jones, Boutross
The song by upcoming singer Krispah makes it to the list thanks to all the drama around the hit track.
From the alleged ‘profiling’ bars to copyright breach, ‘Ndovu ni Kuu’ made it to the list of the top songs in 2021 with over 8.4 million views so far.
3.‘Siskii’ by Mejja
Genge legend Mejja has blessed his fans with hits back to back but unfortunately most of his songs have been flagged on copyright allegations with Youtube deleting them.
That notwithstanding, ‘Siskii’ song released in February was one of the well received songs with fans vibing to the easy-breezy lyrics.
4.‘Pete Yangu’– Bahati ft Nadia Mukami
The song with over 5.2million views is Bahati’s hit song off his album ‘Love like this’ released in June 2021.
5.‘Pombe/Above The Head’– Iyanii
The song gained momentum after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted the curfew on October 20, during the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga county.
Kenyans celebrated the freedom to party and be ‘outside’ in wee hours with this song right here.
6.‘Back it up’– Nameless and Wahu
Tiktok’s best challenge this year goes to this compilation by love birds Nameless and Wahu.
7.‘Only One'(Dawa ya Baridi) – Mr Seed ft Masauti
The hit song by Gospel singer Mr. Seed was one of the biggest hits after its release in mid-September off his album dubbed ‘Black Child’
It took off with Tiktok challenges and managed to amass over 4.7 million views on Youtube
8.‘Sipangwingwi’– Exray Taniua ft Trio Mio & Ssaru
The younglings gave us the ‘ultimate come back’ for the bad vibes and negative energy in our lives moving forward.
From politicians to influencers, the line is spreading like wildfire and its only prudent to mention.
9.‘Such Kinda Love’– Otile Brown X Jovial
We all loved when Otile Brown reunited with his former signee Jovial for their hit song ‘Such kinda love’
It was so good that the song still hit over 13.5 million views on YouTube.
10.‘Hapo Tu’– Nyashinski ft Chris Kaiga
For the last song on the list, the beautiful compilation of Nyashinski and Chris Kaiga released in the last days of 2020 basically hit the airwaves in 2021.
The best places to hangout in Nairobi with less than Ksh 2000
Langata gp karting
Gp-karting is an adrenaline filled activity whereby you get to drive a open wheel car or quadricycle on a racing track/circuit.
This is the oldest and the most affordable place to go. It is the pioneering one in Kenya.
It is located off Langata road just after Carnivore grounds. It is easily accessible via public means.
2 Rivers VR
The Arena Two Rivers is an adrenaline powerhouse, a one-stop shop for paintball, Quadbikes rides, archery, VR, robot rides and many other electrifying games.
They offer the finest and most exciting outdoor games experiences in Nairobi.
Village market bowling
The Village Market hosts the Village Bowl; a great bowling alley with awesome vibes.
Bowling is a fun activity for kids and adults and it doesn’t matter if you’re beginners.
Just make sure you get there early to avoid long wait times especially on weekends and holidays .
Panari Ice skating
The Solar Ice Rink at Panari is the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa.
It measures 32 × 12 meters with an ice skating surface area of 15,000 square feet.
It is totally enclosed with ice temperature at -25oC and the air temperature inside the hall is 12oC.
The rink can accommodate 200 skaters at any time and is open seven days a week from 11.00 am until 10.00pm.
2 Rivers ferris wheel
Kenya’s first and only Ferris wheel, located at Two Rivers Mall- Nairobi, is called CK’s Eye of Kenya.
Standing tall at 60 meters high above ground and 55 meters in Diameter, with a capacity of 240 people per rotation, it is currently Africa’s largest Ferris wheel
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