Police have launched a manhunt for Presidential hopeful and former UN official Dr Mukhisa Kituyi. Kituyi is on the police radar for incessantly assuming summons over an assault case filed against him by a Mombasa lady, in a case of love gone sour. The two had booked in an hotel room before things went south and hence the fight.
Confirming the incident, Mombasa county regional commander Paul Ndambuki stated that detectives had set a dragnet to nab the Presidential aspirant who has umpteenth times failed to appear before the DCI to record a statement.
”He seems to be elusive and the next course of action is to send detectives from where the complaint was lodged. The sleuths will act in liaison with detectives in Nairobi or any other location where he will be found to enable us to record his statement and prefer relevant charges against him,” Ndambuki stated.
The order follows a directive from Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai, who instructed the Coast police boss to launch a formal inquiry into the allegations leveled against the former Kanduyi MP.
The IG noted that there was contradictory information regarding the case. According to the IG’s account of events, one of the parties had stated that the case had been solved amicably and withdrawn. Police officers have however insisted that the victim, Diana Opemi Lutta, was willing to proceed with the case.
Further information privy to the case indicates that Dr. Mukhisa had reached out to the woman to solve the case amicably and out of court.
The prosecution also stated that it had aligned a number of witnesses to testify in the case including two guards and the hotel staff.
Dr Kituyi, the former Secretary-General for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has however declined the claims of assaulting the woman.
“Someone had written a report claiming I had assaulted her but it was not true. I’ve never beaten any woman in my life nor do I intend to ever do it at any given time. We sorted out the case and it was withdrawn,” Kituyi’s public statement read.