I have not recorded any statement and will not do so - Itumbi says after spending night in jail

Itumbi gives DCI a headache

Dennis Itumbi

Dennis Itumbi, who is a digital director in the communications department of the presidency, declined to record a statement after his arrest on Wednesday.

Itumbi explained he had exercised his right to remain silent and his lawyer had advised him not to make any statement until the police disclosed reasons for his arrest.

On the advice of my lawyer, I have not recorded any statement and will not do so until the police disclose why they arrested me,” he said.

The former State House communications director was arrested over a letter that claimed there was a plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto. 

Another blogger arrested

He stated that he declined to record a statement, adding that he had nothing to say about the matter.

According to the Standard, Itumbi demanded to speak to his lawyer, Moses Chelang’a, who arrived moments before his scheduled interrogation.

The accusations saw three Cabinet secretaries summoned by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for questioning.

On Tuesday evening, another blogger identified only as Sam was picked up in the city centre for questioning by the DCI about the letter.

Publishing false information  

Police said they plan to charge the two suspects with publishing false information.

Preliminary investigations by the DCI have shown that the letter that sparked the DP’s assassination claims was fake.

The probe showed the letter was uploaded on Twitter and other social media platforms at a cyber café in Karen area, Nairobi.

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