DCI on the Receiving End After Witness Turns Suspect in Itumbi Forgery Case

Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has come under czar criticism after an alleged witness in a case pitting digital blogger Dennis Itumbi turned suspect.

On July 3, Flying Squad officers arrested Itumbi over links to the Deputy President William Ruto “murder” letter.

The blogger was suspected to be behind a viral letter indicating that a meeting was being held at La Mada hotel to execute DP Ruto.

According to the blogger Samwel Gateri was among the witness who were lined up for the case.

However, on Monday the DCI tweeted: “We wish to clarify that contrary to insinuation by one Samwel GATERI that he’s a state witness in respect to criminal case against one @OleItumbi is false & misleading.The true facts are that he is a suspect under investigations. At no time was he envisaged to be a state witness.”

The DCI further insisted that:”ALL statements by witnesses on the said case have been supplied to defense and Samwel Gateri Wanjiru is NOT among them.”

The tweet sparked uproar among the social media users with a majority of them sharing pictures of documents indicating that Samwel Gateri was a witness.

Itumbi also dismissed the clarification and termed it as false and said: “I will pray for you so that you stop lying.”

He went ahead to share a court order indicating that Gateri was not a suspect but rather a witness.

On the other hand, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen reacted to the DCI’s clarification by sharing a document and said: “The evidence against your assertions is overwhelming. What do you have to say?”

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