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Dennis Itumbi freed, gets social media gag  

Wednesday July 10 2019

RICHARD MUNGUTI
By RICHARD MUNGUTI
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State House digital strategist Dennis Itumbi was yesterday released from police custody following his arrest last week in connection with a fake letter alleging a plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto.

The Milimani court freed him on a Sh100,000 cash bail and ordered him to report every two days to the officer investigating the murder plot claim.

Mr Itumbi, who was detained last Thursday for five days, was further gagged from publishing, in his social media pages, any information relating to the matter being investigated.

Politicians and senior government officers were equally cautioned against commenting on the issue.

Resident magistrate Zainab Abdul gave the orders following an application by defence lawyer Katwa Kigen that directions be given pending the outcome of the investigations.

Mr Kigen explained that the media was awash with stories on the issue, warning on the need for caution.

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Ms Abdul rejected a request by the DCI to detain Mr Itumbi for a further nine days.

The court ordered that items taken from Mr Itumbi be returned and set the mention of the case on July 22.