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Police on Itumbi’s shooting claims: “We didn’t find any evidence, not even spent cartridge”

In Summary

  • Itumbi recorded a statement at Kasarani Police Station, claiming that unknown persons shot at his vehicle along Garden Estate.
  • But according to Kasarani sub-County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo, police did not find any signs of shooting upon visiting the scene.

Police in Kasarani, Nairobi County, now say that blogger Dennis Itumbi‘s claims that his car was shot at by unknown people are not true.

Itumbi had on Friday, August 13 recorded a statement at Kasarani Police Station, claiming that he was driving his Mercedes Benz along Garden Estate, Mountain Mall Road, when unknown persons blocked his way.

A police report seen by TV47 Digital says that he became suspicious and decided to hit the vehicle that had blocked him, to forcefully gain access to speed off.

“As he was trying to get escape route he heard gun shots been fired toward his speedy motor vehicle. He managed to speed off unhurt. He later parked his vehicle at Rubis petrol station,” reads the police report.

Counter-claim on Itumbi

But according to Kasarani sub-County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo, police did not find any signs of shooting upon visiting the scene. Mwanzo says that no spent cartridge was recovered.

Nevertheless, the police boss said that investigations into the alleged incident are ongoing.

Itumbi, a strong Deputy President William Ruto ally claims that he was heading to Red Sports Restaurant to pick some food when the incident occured.

The police report says the Mercedes Benz, which was slightly damaged at the front bumper, was towed to Kasarani Police Station.

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