Itumbi released on Sh100,000 bail

By KASS Online Team

A Nairobi court has ordered the release of Dennis Itumbi who was being held over suspected links to a letter claiming that there were plans to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto.

Senior Magistrate Zainabu Abdul dismissed an application by the state to have Itumbi detained for nine more days to enable them complete investigations.

Itumbi who was released on a cash bail of Sh100, 000 was directed to report once a week at Muthaiga police station in the next 14 days and also to surrender his passport to the court to guarantee his future appearance.

The magistrate also ruled that so far, the investigation side has not shown any progress even after holding Itumbi for five days.

“The court has not been told how many statements have been recorded from 256 members of Tanga Tanga group who are spread across the Country,” she said.

The court observed that police admitted having taken some documents for digital analysis, which does not require his presence.

The matter will be mentioned on July 22 to confirm the progress made in ongoing investigations.