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Why Nominated Cabinet Secretary Linturi's Rape Case Was Withdrawn

The case against Mithika Linturi, President William Ruto's cabinet secretary for Agriculture nominee who was previously accused of sexually assaulting a woman, has been dropped, giving Linturi cause for celebration.

The woman agreed to withdraw and settle the matter out of court, so the case was dismissed yesterday.

The woman voluntarily agreed to drop the charges and settle the matter out of court, and the prosecutor in the case confirmed this.

The prosecutor, Nyakira Kibera, claimed that the victim "confirmed that she had voluntarily agreed to withdraw the complaint without any force or threats" and that she had no plans to file any further claims against Mr. Linturi.

The woman willingly accepted to settle the matter and accepted to use other means to settle the matter out of court, the magistrate hearing the case revealed.

The complainant's decision to drop the case was examined as well, he said. She said, "I voluntarily agreed to withdraw the complaint without any coercion or threats, and I have no intention of bringing any other claim against Mr Linturi in the future."

The Magistrate decided to return Linturi's Ksh 200,000 bail money because he felt the case was unjust.

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