DPP withdraws Itumbi’s ‘fake’ Ruto assassination letter case, cites lack of evidence
The Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, has withdrawn the case in which ICT Chief Administrative Secretary Dennis Itumbi was accused of faking a letter purporting a planned assassination plot against then Deputy President William Ruto.
After Ruto was elected president in August 2022, Itumbi was accused of producing the fake assassination letter to back his claims that some senior government officials in the former Jubilee administration had met and plotted to commit the crime.
Haji has termed the case as unconstitutional and lacks of enough evidence.
Itumbi had urged the court to find that he had no case to answer for lack of evidence and acquit him of three charges of making false documents, publishing false documents and reprogramming a phone.
But the state through Anderson Gikunda, called eight witnesses to prove the charges against Itumbi and his co-accused.
His counsel Katwa Katwa argued that the forensic report supposed to prove, demonstrate and establish the three charges did not allege the accused committed any of the crimes.
According to the charge sheet, on or before June 20, 2019, the two published a letter dated May 30, 2019, intending to cause anxiety to the general public
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