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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Dennis Itumbi Skips Court Because “Raila Mentioned His Name”

Former blogger turned State House insider Dennis Itumbi claims his life is in danger.

The ICT Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) nominee was set to appear in court Monday, 20, 2023, for a case in which he is accused of forging a letter alleging former top government officials wanted to kill the then Deputy President William Ruto.

But Itumbi skipped the court session due to Azimio’s street protests.

Through his lawyer Katwa Kigen, Itumbi claimed Azimio leader Raila Odinga had adversely mentioned him in relation to the demonstrations in the country.

The lawyer told Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi that Itumbi was apprehensive following intelligence reports relayed to him by security agents.

β€œMy client is not in court. Itumbi’s name was mentioned by the principal planner of the demonstrations and he was advised to stay away from the city during the period for his own security,” said Kigen.

The lawyer sought to have the matter pushed to another date. The prosecution did not oppose the request to adjourn the matter.

Magistrate Susan Shitubi rescheduled the case to June 7, 2023.

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