Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has been sued by his son Arnold Kipkurui over a Ksh7.2 million loan he acquired using one of their properties as security.
Kipkurui filed an affidavit at the Milimani Law Courts to block Linturi from accessing the loan. He alleges that Linturi, through Atticon Company, applied for the loan.
A report by The Standard indicates that the petitioner, through lawyer Danstan Omari, noted he was a stranger to deals involving the suit property and that the matter was under investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
He named Linturi, Registrar of Lands, Registrar of Companies and the Attorney General as respondents in the case.
In the affidavit, he further claimed that the loan was a product of fraud and forgery.
In their court documents, Kipkurui alleges he owns the property used as security and that the senator should not have access to it.
Daily Nation notes that through lawyer Stephen Mogaka, Kipkurui wants the case certified urgent and a temporary injunction be issued restraining Atticon and Linturi from borrowing more money.
“I never executed any document whatsoever regarding the lending to Atticon or to charge the company’s property to the bank,” read part of the affidavit.
Linturi and his ex wife Marianne Kitany had a domestic issue in 2018 that saw him chase her out of his Runda home as they awaited the divorce procedures to be completed.
The High Court issued papers stopping the senator from selling property they allegedly co-owned with Kitany pending the determination of the case.