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Itumbi Found Badly Injured as Police Launch Investigations

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Deputy President William Ruto’s digital strategist Dennis Itumbi has been found.

Itumbi went missing on Thursday afternoon after he was reportedly picked up by unknown men at Thindigua in Kiambu County.

Itumbi’s brother, David Itumbi, took to Twitter to announce that they had found him at a Nairobi hospital along Thika Road, though badly beaten.

According to David, the digital strategist told them that he had been 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. Please pray for his recovery,” wrote David, as he attached photos of Itumbi in a hospital bed with injuries on the eyes and mouth.

Dennis Itumbi

Investigations

Police have launched investigations into the alleged abduction of Itumbi.

In a statement released on Friday, National Police Service (NPS) Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said they will be seeking to establish circumstances surrounding the incident.

He appealed to members of the public who may have information on the same to report to any police station or their hotline numbers.

Police said the matter was reported at Thindigua Police Post and booked under OB number 10/23/12/2021.

The controversial blogger is said to have been forced into a Toyota Premio vehicle after leaving a barbershop.

Witnesses told local media that three well-built men approached Itumbi and bundled him into the backseat of the vehicle before driving off towards Nairobi.

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