Witness in the Itumbi ‘Ruto assassination plot’ suit charged

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Samwel Gateri, the witness who filed an application to withdraw in the Dennis Itumbi case has been charged with creating a document without lawful authority.
Gateri allegedly authored a letter dated May 30 alleging to have been signed by a cabinet secretary in the fake Deputy President William Ruto’s assassination letter.
He was also charged with publishing a false statement with the intent of causing anxiety to the general public.
Gateri was arrested on Tuesday at a Nairobi hotel and taken to Shauri Moyo Police Station.
According his lawyer G. Majimbo, his client was arrested by officers who did not introduce themselves nor state the reason why they arrested Gateri.
Last week, the DCI dismissed claims that Gateri was among the state witnesses lined up to testify in Itumbi’s case.
Through its Twitter handle, the DCI said Gateri is a man under investigation and at no point was he lined up as a state witness.
Gateri denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and was released on a Sh100,000 cash bail.
The hearing has been set for November 13.

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