Police have launched a search for presidential aspirant Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi over assault allegations.
The former secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD) is accused of assaulting a woman at The Tamarind Village hotel in Nyali, Mombasa last month.
The woman identified as Diana Opemi Lutta filed a report at Nyali Police Station on May 22nd, claiming that Kituyi dragged her out of bed and kicked her repeatedly while on the floor.
The complainant, who alleges to be Kituyi’s girlfriend, said she suffered knee injuries and was treated at Coast General Hospital.
Diana claims Kituyi, a former minister for Trade, assaulted her after she turned down his sexual advances.
Police are looking for Kituyi after he failed to turn up at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices in Nyali to record a statement concerning the allegations.
Coast Region Police Commander Paul Ndambuki said Kituyi failed to honor the summons to appear before the DCI last Thursday.
Last week, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai directed police in Mombasa to open a probe into the allegations leveled against the politician.
Kituyi, who resigned from UNCTD in February to run for president in 2022, toured Mombasa in May to popularize his bid.