Woman accuses ex-UNCTAD chief Kituyi of assault after rejecting sexual advances

Former UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi

Former UNCTAD Secretary-General and 2022 presidential hopeful has been accused of assaulting a woman after she denied his sexual advances.

Diana Opemi Lutta, who says she is Kituyi’s girlfriend, accuses him of assaulting her at a five-star hotel in Mombasa last month.

According to People Daily, Lutta reported the matter at Nyali police station in Mombasa on May 22, 2021.

“In the report booked under OB Number 10/22/05/2021, Ms Lutta alleged that the former Trade minister in the first government of retired President Mwai Kibaki assaulted her in the hotel,” PD reported.

“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.”

Lutta told PD that Kituyi,65, turned violent after she rejected his sexual advances.

She claimed the high-flying trade technocrat 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.

“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.

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Kituyi, however, denied the allegations. He, however, confirmed that a report on the alleged assault had been made to the police but it had since been withdrawn.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 We sorted out the case and it was withdrawn,” he told the paper in a text message.

Senior police officers at the station, however, denied the matter had been withdrawn.

Nyali OCS Albert Chebii said investigations were ongoing.

“We are still investigating the matter,” the officer told People Daily..

Kituyi was in the Coast region last month to popularise his presidential ambitions after declaring interest in the 2022 State House race.

Kituyi returned to the country in February this year from Geneva following his resignation at UNCTAD to focus on his presidential campaigns.

He became UNCTAD boss in September 2013.

Kituyi is married to Dr Ling Kituyi, and they have four children..

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