Itumbi rubbishes claims of Nuru Okanga arrested for abusing Ruto says it is just drama
A very close ally to president Ruto, Dennis Itumbi rubbishes claims of Nuru Okanga getting arrested for abusing President William Ruto.
Itumbi stood his grounds saying the head of state has more important things to do and he is not even aware of the alleged arrest.
Itumbi stated,”I completely DISAGREE with the idea of arresting bloggers for insulting the president. Whoever is doing it wacheni kabisa. Please wakili @W_Kinuthiah, if Nuru Okanga agrees represent him in court at my cost,”
”There actually exists a right to offend, shock, or disturb. I know for a fact that President William Ruto has serious stuff to do and is NOT interested in such drama and arrests, he does not even know about it. So who exactly is the complainant? Wachaneni na bloggers, wajiexpress! Tafuteni kazi ingine,” he added.
However, according to Nuru Okanga’s charge sheet, he was arrested for uttering offensive words, as he was mentioning president Ruto’s name.
He was accused of breaching the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act of 2018, which indicates that anyone found guilty of spreading false information online is liable to a fine of Ksh5 million, imprisonment of five years, or both
The charge sheet read,”On November 20, at an unknown place within the Republic of Kenya, jointly with others not before court using a YouTube account published online a video with intimidating and abusive words,”
“Information you knew to be false and calculated to discredit the reputation of a state officer and a which intend to provoke a breach of the peace,” it read.