NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 29 – Deputy President William Ruto has visited his social media Strategist Dennis Itumbi who is hospitalised following an assault during abduction last week.
Itumbi was abducted by unknown people while leaving a barbershop in Thindigua before he was dumped in Lucky Summer hours later and was helped to hospital by good samaritans.
In a series of tweets, Ruto condemned the abduction of Itumbi, saying it was orchestrated by “people who should have been there to protect him and us all.”
“Spent time with Comrade DI 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. They have now turned violent & fatalistic after all the negative narratives, threats and blackmail against us failed,” Ruto tweeted.
Itumbi has blamed Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai of orchestrating his abduction due to his persistent criticism of their work through his social media pages.
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.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) December 29, 2021
But Police Headquarters say the matter is under investigation and has urged anyone with information to volunteer.
Below are Tuesday’s photos of Ruto’s visit to Nairobi West Hospital where Itumbi is admitted:
Deputy President William Ruto when he visited his Social Media Strategist Dennis Itumbi at the Nairobi West Hospital on December 28, 2021.