The National Police Service (NPS) says it is investigating the Thursday abduction of Deputy President William Ruto’s Digital Strategist, Mr Dennis Itumbi.
In a statement signed by NPS Spokesperson Bruno Shioso, the Service urged Kenyans to desist from speculation over the incident that has sparked conversation online, even as members of the public speculate about the possible motives for the incident.
“Police have since launched investigations with the view to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.
STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED ABDUCTION OF MR. DENNIS ITUMBI pic.twitter.com/DTnzF0eb3y
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Mr Itumbi was reported missing on Thursday evening after he was allegedly kidnapped in Thindigua area on Kiambu Road.
The alleged abductors also grabbed Mr Itumbi’s phone even as he shouted and protested before speeding off.
The incident happened two kilometres from Thindigua Police Post and police immediately sent out a signal.
He was found hours later, in the wee hours of Friday morning, according to his family and associates who indicated that he had been beaten.
According to his brother David, he was found at Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital. He also told his family that he was arrested and tortured.
Other sources say he was found by a taxi driver in Lucky Summer area, Kasarani, and rushed to Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital.
He is currently receiving treatment at Nairobi West Hospital.
His friends and family have speculated that the alleged abduction was politically motivated.
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