Mombasa detectives have launched a search for presidential aspirant Mukhisa Kituyi after he failed to appear in court. Kituyi faces charges for an assault that happened in May.
Paul Ndambuki, Coast region Police Commander said they initiated a search for the former United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General after he failed to appear in court on Thursday.
“Mr Kituyi has proven elusive. The next cause of action is to send detectives who will collaborate with our colleagues in Nairobi. Upon his capture, he will record a statement and we’ll prefer relevant charges against him,” said Mr Ndambuki.
Coast region police commander further said Diana Opemi Lutta the complainant, was still pursuing the matter.
Mr Ndambuki additionally said they would forward the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions for further action.
The Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai directed the police to open an investigation into the claims last week.
Mr Ndambuki added police leading the probe had recorded statement from hotel staff and two security guards who witnessed the incident.
Ms Lutta stated the presidential candidate attacked her last month at a five-star hotel. She filed the case at Nyali police station, and it was booked under OB number 10/22/05/2021.
The complainant said Mr Kituyi pushed her from the bed and continued kicking her after falling on the floor.
Earlier, the presidential aspirant had claimed Ms Lutta withdrew the case, a claim the police have dismissed.