Itumbi released

By Mercy Imali

Dennis Itumbi, the State House Director of digital and new media has been released on Ksh 100, 000 cash bail. Magistrate Zainab Abdul noted that there was no need for DCI to continue to hold Itumbi as since his arrest, he was  only taken to DCI headquarters yesterday and was questioned for only 15 minutes. The Magistrate declined the prosecution’s request that he be detained for an additional nine days.

As part of the conditions of his release, Itumbi has been restrained from posting anything related to his case on social media, the court ordered for his passport to be deposited with the court and he is required to report at Muthaiga police station every two days before the mention of the case on 22nd July.

Police were also ordered to release his power bank. Itumbi will get his phone in 14 days.

Itumbi was arrested last week on Wednesday over links to the fake assassination letter against Deputy President William Ruto.