Who is Dennis Itumbi And Why Was He Arrested?


Dennis Itumbi is the State House digital director in the communications department. On Wednesday, flying Squad officers arrested Mr. Itumbi over links to Deputy President William Ruto’s  “murder” letter.

What is Ruto Assassination Letter?

Last week, cabinet secretaries Peter Munya, Sicily Kariuki and Joseph Mucheru appeared at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to record statements after a letter allegedly authored by a minister and revealing the alleged assassination plot, appeared online.The mystery letter had accused them of plotting to assassinate the Deputy President during a series of meetings held at Hotel La Mada.

An article appearing in the Daily Nation newspaper reported that detectives were zeroing in on two people suspected to have generated and circulated the letter.

This Man, Dennis Itumbi

Mr Itumbi came to national prominence with his virulent attacks on the International Criminal Court, which had charged Mr Kenyatta and Dr Ruto over the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in 2007/2008.

The ICC claimed Mr Itumbi hacked their systems in order to reveal the names of witnesses against the suspects.

In 2012, police arrested him over this claim and detained him for four days, but did not prefer formal charges.