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Police launch probe on Itumbi’s abduction

Police have launched investigations into the alleged abduction of Deputy President William Ruto's digital strategist Dennis Itumbi.

In a statement released on Friday, National Police Service (NPS) Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said they will be seeking to establish circumstances surrounding the incident.

He appealed to members of the public who may have information on the same to report to any police station or their hotline numbers.

Police said the matter had since ben reported at Thindigua Police Post and booked under OB number 10/23/12/2021.

Itumbi went missing on Thursday afternoon after he was reportedly picked up by unknown men at Thindigua in Kiambu County.

The controversial blogger is said to have been forced into a Toyota Premio vehicle after leaving a barbershop.

Witnesses said three well-built men approached Itumbi and bundled him into the backseat of the vehicle before driving off towards Nairobi.

Itumbi's brother, David Itumbi, took to Twitter to announce that they had found him at a Nairobi hospital along Thika Road, though badly beaten.

According to David, the digital strategist told them that he had been arrested and tortured by people he claimed were police officers.

However, police have ruled out the claims.

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