May 18, 2022

Ruto blames the police following Itumbi’s abduction, and torture

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Deputy President William Ruto has blamed the police following the abduction and torture of his Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi.
The DP said that Itumbi was kidnapped by the people who should protect him.
“Spent time with Comrade DI {Dennis Itumbi} last evening, saw his heavily bandaged arm and legs, the result of torture by people who should have been there to protect him and us all,” Ruto said on his FB page on Wednesday.
The DP made the remarks after visiting Itumbi at the Nairobi West Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, this year.
“They have now turned violent and fatalistic after all the negative narratives, threats and blackmail against us failed,” Ruto said.
Itumbi was kidnapped on Wednesday last week at 3 PM after leaving a barbershop in Thindigua, Kiambu county.
He was tortured for seven hours while in different cars in Nairobi.
The DP’s strategist was found the following morning beaten, naked and abandoned by his captors
“They wanted to kill his spirit but DI is strong and in very high spirits though doctors say he will be confined to bed for a month. Like Denis, we all must be strong knowing that in a few months we will defeat impunity, entitlement, kiburi na madharau and free our nation for good,” the Dp said.
The police distanced themselves from the kidnap requesting the public to desist from speculating on circumstances surrounding the incident adding that they had launched a probe into the matter.
“A report of alleged abduction of Mr Dennis Itumbi was reported at Thindigua police post vide OB10/23/12/2021 at 1540hrs.
“Police have since launched an investigation with a view to establishing the circumstances surrounding the incident. We appeal to members of the public to be patient during the investigation and should, therefore, desist from speculation,” read the statement.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen also chipped in saying that it was sad that police officers who are mandated to protect Itumbi, harmed him.
“Glad to see our brother Itumbi alive. Sad to see him in such pain. Hopefully that he will bounce back stronger. Appalled that police officers who should be protecting him harmed him. May his tormentors who are enjoying power never know peace. Politics shouldn’t be done this way,” Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen tweeted.

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