The author,financer and the distributor of the fake letter which purported that their are plans to assassinate the Deputy President William Ruto has been identified and one of the top flamboyant City lawyers wants him/her charged with terrorism.
According to reports from the Director of Criminal Investigations,The FBI Cyber Crime Unit has already got to the bottom of the issue giving DCI preliminary findings on the source of the letter and those who uploaded it on social media platforms including Twitter.
Police have also visited a cyber café in Karen near DP Ruto’s home where materials related to the probe were confiscated.
The officer said two individuals have been identified as the most probable suspects who either authored the fake letter or uploaded it on the social media.
However Donald Kipkorir who reigns as among the top city lawyers with a smart track record is now pushing the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to press terrorism charges against the suspects.
Lawyer Kipkorir who is also a close ally to The AU Representative Raila Odinga argues that any act that tends to cause fear among the public and intimidate the government is an act of terrorism.
“An act that is intended to cause fear amongst public members or intimidate the Government is Terrorism … The authors, financiers & distributors of the Fake Letter to Kill the Deputy President must be charged with Terrorism. Minister Matiang’i should gazette them as Terrorists,” He Said.
An act that is intended to cause fear amongst public members or intimidate the Government is Terrorism … The authors, financiers & distributors of the Fake Letter to Kill the Deputy President must be charged with Terrorism. Minister Matiang’i should gazette them as Terrorists.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) July 1, 2019
However, Dennis Itumbi has lashed out at the Daily Nation newspaper over an article he alleges indirectly and erroneously links him to an ‘assassination’ letter against Deputy President William Ruto.
Itumbi is the secretary digital, innovations and diaspora communications and is based at the Deputy President’s office in Harambee Annex.
The newspaper carried an article on Sunday which said two of Ruto’s aides are being sought by the DCI on suspicion they circulated the letter. It said the two are from the communications department.
Journalism is at its lowest form, when @dailynation pens a story & reproduces allegation after allegation – but does not bother to call or text any of the communication officers in the Presidency they claim are being sought by @DCI_Kenya & are in hiding. Objective verification
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) July 1, 2019
The assassination claims have divided the executive with those mentioned denying the claims.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji defended the involvement of the FBI saying the agency had the expertise to establish the origin of the letter that set off the saga.
Haji said the reason for inviting the agency was to seal any perception of bias.Haji told the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee that so sensitive and complex was the matter that only FBI with its technological muscle would be able to solve it and bring suspects to book.
“We decided to bring and independent body to carry out the investigations and report who authored the suspicious letter and the origin of the allegations,” said Haji.
According to Haji, FBI was better equipped with skills and expertise to undertake an independent investigation.