DCI goes after 256 members of Itumbi's Tangatanga WhatsApp group

Fake letter lands WhatsApp group members in DCI's radar

DCI goes after 256 members of Itumbi's Tangatanga WhatsApp group 1

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is planning to summon 256 members of a WhatsApp group dubbed Tanga Tanga.

According to the sleuths, the group members will be subjected to questioning over a fake letter which claimed an assassination plot against Deputy President William Ruto.

This comes amid the arrest of Dennis Itumbi, an ally of Mr Ruto, was arrested Wednesday while having lunch in Nairobi.

According to the Prosecution, Itumbi shared the letter on the WhatsApp group and hence why they want him detained at Kamukunji Police Station for 14 days.

Itumbi did not create the Tangatanga WhatsApp group

There is a phone that the accused uses and has just been taken to the cybercrime unit for further investigation,” the State said.

The court was also told that Itumbi did not create the Tangatanga WhatsApp group that is under investigation, neither is he an administrator.

On Thursday the Standard reported that Itumbi had declined to record a statement, adding that he had nothing to say about the matter.

The DCI is said to have asked the FBI to establish the authenticity of the letter which was circulated on social media platforms.

A document expert from the FBI furnished the DCI with the findings of the investigation which is believed to have led to the arrest of Mr Itumbi.

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