The lady at the centre of the Shs 1.5 billion dispute involving self-proclaimed Prophet David Owuor was once a close “friend” and business associate of late former vice president Prof George Saitoti.
According to well –placed sources familiar with the issue, Jane Muthoni’s relationship with Prof Saitoti produced a child.
Muthoni’s massive property portfolio is due to her close relationship with Prof Saitoti.
“It is Prof (Saitoti) who made her a company secretary at Kenya Power during the reign of Samuel Gichuru,” said the source.
As a company secretary, Muthoni was key to several multibillion contracts between KPLC and international firms.
Muthoni quit her legal career to join Owuor’s church and has hosted the self proclaimed prophet at her palatial residence on Riverside drive.
Muthoni’s family is now embroiled in a vicious tussle with Owuor over the control and occupancy of Muthoni’s Sh1.5 billion property in Westlands, Nairobi.
The family is accusing Owuor of seizing the multi-storeyed apartments along upscale Rhapta Road in Westlands and the leafy suburb of Riverside Drive.
Yesterday relatives of a woman claiming ownership of the property said the prophet had dispossessed her through an elaborate scheme initiated in 2005.
The relatives claim Muthoni is not of sound mind and has been brainwashed and placed under the influence of unidentified drugs .
They accused the controversial prophet of continuing to pocket millions of shillings in monthly rent from the upscale apartments in what could lift the lid on the financing of Owuor’s flashy ministry.