Dennis Itumbi charged with publishing alarming information

By Mercy Imali

Dennis Itumbi has been charged over a fake letter that claimed there was a plot to assassinate the Deputy President William Ruto. The prosecution requested the court to detain him for two weeks in order to complete investigations.

Mr Itumbi is accused of posting the letter in a WhatsApp group of the Tangatanga team allied to DP Ruto. He is  alleged to be the ‘author or circulator’ of a fake letter linked to DP Ruto’s assassination plot.

DCI boss George Kinoti promised more suspects will be arrested with a warning, that people must take responsibility for their actions. He  however did not elaborate.

Itumbi was picked up by detectives on Wednesday at a city restaurant and taken to the DCI headquarters for questioning.

A close ally of the DP, he is the State House digital director under the communications department. He however operates from the DP’s office.

Tellingly, officers at the DP’s office were quick to clarify that Mr Itumbi is not an official in their office but that he’s the State House digital director and has an office there.