Diana Opemi Lutta, the lady who was caught up in a scandal with Presidential aspirant Dr Mukhisa Kituyi has lifted the lid on what transpired on the fateful day, confirming her relationship with the politician.
In an interview with K24 Digital, the lady confirmed that she was assaulted by the former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary General after she declined his sexual advances.
She confirmed that the Presidential aspirant is her boyfriend but on the fateful day of 22 May, the agitated politician pushed her from the bed and continued to assault her after she declined his sexual advances.
According to the victim, that the politician pushed her from the bed and continued kicking her after she fell on the floor. She alleged that she sustained injuries on the left knee from the fall and the pain of being kicked.
Assault report to the station by one Diana Opemi Lutta (who) has submitted a report today the 22nd day of May 2021, at around 0200 hours. She has been assaulted by a person known to her within Tamarind Village, namely Mukhisa Kituyi whom she claims to be her boyfriend.”
“Police advised her to seek medical attention for further police action after she was issued with a P3 form which was later filled at the Coast General Hospital,” reads the police report.
Kituyi has since denied that he roughed up the woman, but confirmed that a police report alleging the same had been filed but later withdrawn.
“Someone had written a report claiming l 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 We sorted out the case and it was withdrawn,” he said in a brief text message to our reporter.
However, a senior police officer in the Coast region who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter said he was not aware that the case had been withdrawn.
“Kindly get in touch with the officer in charge of the station since I am not aware of the matter being withdrawn. We were waiting for the P3 form to be filled and handed over to us to enable us to arrest the suspect,” the officer told the publication.
He added that police records should be updated to reflect the development once a case is withdrawn.
“Once a complainant withdraws a matter at the station level, the withdrawal should be entered in the OB and a withdrawal statement signed by the complainant indicating he or she does not intend to proceed with the matter which is not the case in this matter,” said the officer who is privy to the ongoing investigations.
As of last night, Nyali OCS Albert Chebii denied that the case had been withdrawn and said investigations were ongoing.
“We are still investigating the matter,” he confirmed without elaborating.
Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai delved into the matter today, 10 June 2021 and ordered Coast regional police boss to launch a formal inquiry into assault allegations made against presidential aspirant Kituyi.
Mutyambai gave the directive after contradicting reports on the matter – with Kituyi indicating that the matter had been resolved and the police statement withdrawn.
Kituyi’s account contradicted that of the victim and the police officers who received a complaint who maintained that, investigation was ongoing.