Deputy President William Ruto’s Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi was found alive but badly fractured after six hours of torture.
He had fractured both his two legs and his left hand. He had injuries on most of his body parts when he was found naked in Lucky Summer area, Kasarani by a taxi driver. He was naked at the time and he told the driver he thought he was in Eldoret.
His left eye was bleeding an indication it was injured. His mobile phone was missing then. His brother David said Itumbi told them the people who abducted and beat him up claimed to be police officers. Police have denied knowledge of the claims.
“My brother has been badly beaten. We thank God that he is alive. On his own account he was arrested by police and beaten and tortured. This is the state we found him in,” said David.
His abductors changed to different cars as they drove around with him. They communicated on phones saying they were on way to Eldoret which made him think it was true.
Itumbi was later taken to Uhai Neema hospital in Kasarani area for attention and put on a drip and later moved to Nairobi West.
“He is badly injured but he is a live,” his brother David said. A number of politicians and friends rushed to the hospital to see him when news broke out he had been found and rescued.
Itumbi had been missing for hours after a suspected abduction. He was picked up on Thursday by four men along Kiambu Road as he left a barber shop, witnesses said.
Witnesses said the men approached Itumbi and forced him to the back seat of a silver Toyota Allion before they drove away towards the city centre.
He tried to resist in vain. The men confiscated his mobile phone during the 3pm incident.
The issue was reported at the Thindigua police station, police confirmed.
By Thursday evening, Itumbi’s car, a Mercedes Benz, was still parked in the parking lot next to Joes Apartment, opposite Quickmart supermarket, Kiambu Road.
Police, politicians and some members of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party visited the scene as police said they had launched investigations. No claim had been made so far.
His friends rushed to Parklands police station following claims he was there in vain. They launched a search until midnight when news broke out he had been found alive but injured.