Police speak on Itumbi’s alleged abduction, vow to unravel identities of his kidnappers

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 24 Dec, 2021 12:03 | < 1 min read
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO/COURTESY

The National Police Service has on Friday December 24, 2021 pronounced itself on the alleged abduction of Deputy President William Ruto's Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi.

The Service confirmed that it received reports of the alleged abduction through the Thindigua Police Post.

In a statement undersigned against the name of the National Police Service spokesman Bruno Shioso, the Service assured Kenyans that it has commenced investigations to unravel the identities of Itumbi's abductors.

"Police have since launched investigations with a view to establishing the circumstances surrounding this incident," the press release read in part.

The Police spokesman further appealed to Kenyans to be patient and steer clear from speculations on the matter.

He also beseeched Kenyans who could be privy to any information that could lead to the arrest of the abductors to volunteer information regarding the incident to any Police station.

Itumbi’s brother, David Itumbi, had earlier stated that the blogger revealed to them that he was arrested and tortured by police officers.

“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. (See pictures) Please pray for his recovery. Asanteni for your many prayers and support,” he tweeted.

Politicians allied to DP Ruto, led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, have also blamed the police for allegedly abducting and torturing the blogger.