Controversial blogger and Deputy President William Ruto’s Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi went missing after he was picked by unknown men along Kiambu road on Thursday was found alive but badly fractured after six hours of torture.
He had fractured both his two legs and his left hand. He had injuries on most of his body parts when he was found naked in the Lucky Summer Estate, Kasarani by a taxi driver. He was naked at the time and he told the driver he thought he was in Eldoret County.
His left eye was bleeding an indication it was injured. His mobile phone was missing then. His brother David said Itumbi told them the people who abducted and beat him up claimed to be police officers. Police have denied knowledge of the claims.
“My brother has been badly beaten. We thank God that he is alive. On his own account, he was arrested by police and beaten and tortured. This is the state we found him in,” David said.
He was taken to Uhai Neema Hospital in Kasarani for first aid but was later transferred to Nairobi West Hospital.
“He is badly injured but he is alive” his brother David said.
In a police statement that was released by the spokesperson, Bruno Shioso said investigations have been launched.
STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED ABDUCTION OF MR. DENNIS ITUMBI pic.twitter.com/DTnzF0eb3y
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“We appeal to members of the public to be patient during the investigations and should therefore desist from speculation,” said Shioso.
“We further appeal to members of the public who may have information regarding the incident to volunteer and report to any police station or through our hotline number 999,112 or 0800 722203,”
He added that a report on the alleged abduction was reported at Thindigua police post vide OB 10/23/12/2021 at 3:40 pm on Thursday.