Witness in case linking Itumbi to DP Ruto assassination letter freed on Ksh.100K bond


Witness in case linking Itumbi to DP Ruto assassination letter freed on Ksh.100K bond

Samuel Gateri, the witness who filed an application to withdraw from Dennis Itumbi’s case has been charged with two counts.

On Thursday, Gateri was charged with falsifying a document and purporting it to be from a Cabinet Secretary.

He was also charged with publishing the false document.

In an application filed earlier in Spetember, Gateri claimed that  he was arrested on July 2,2019.

According to him, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) forcibly seized his cellphones, national ID card and other personal items.

He further alleged that the officers threatened that they would take him to high ranking security personnel in the government so that he could be dealt with.

On Thursday, the Prosecution indicated that the matter will be consolidated with that of Dennis Itumbi, the other suspect in the case.

Gateri pleaded not guilty to both counts and was released on a cash bail of Ksh.100,000.

In July, the court was told that Itumbi allegedly published the letter that was dated May 30, 2019.

Itumbi was also charged with reprogramming a mobile phone contrary to Section 84G of the Kenya Information and Communication Act.

The Prosecution requested for stringent bail conditions against the State House Digital Director.

He was then ordered to refrain from discussing the case on social media.

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