Meru Senator Mithika Linturi was on Tuesday arraigned in a Nairobi court where he was charged with attempted rape.
Linturi, who appeared before Principal Magistrate Martha Lanzushi at the Milimani law courts, is accused of intentionally and unlawfully attempting to rape a 36-year-old woman.
The politician faced a second count of committing an indecent act with an adult contrary to section 11(A) of the Sexual Offences Act. The court heard that Linturi indecently touched the woman’s private parts without her consent.
He is alleged to have committed the offenses on January 30th, 2021 at Maiyan Villas Hotel in Nanyuki at around 3:00 am.
The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 or an alternative bond of Sh500,000.
The case will be mentioned on October 26th this year.