Digital Secretary in the Presidency, Dennis Itumbi’s case forwarded the fake assassination letter against Deputy President William Ruto to Tangatanga WhatsApp group, the court has heard.
Noah Keino, a clerk at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute(KIRDI) and administrator of the WhatsApp group made the claim when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku at a Milimani court.
Further, Keino said that he could not confirm if Itumbi authored the letter since he saw it in three other WhatsApp groups and on Facebook.
Being a group administrator, Keino also said that creation of the group was necessitated by the feeling that Ruto was not getting enough publicity ahead of the 2022 general elections
Last month, Digital strategist Itumbi and witness turned suspect Samuel Gateri were charged afresh in relation to a fake letter detailing an alleged attempt to assassinate Ruto.
Both of Itumbi and Gateri pleaded not guilty to charges of publishing a false statement contrary to the law.
Gateri allegedly made a letter dated May 30 purporting it had been signed by a Cabinet Secretary.