KOT ungovernable as Dennis Itumbi claims he was beaten by 18 cops
Published on: January 11, 2020 12:28 (EAT)
Last evening, Dennis Itumbi joined a caucus of MPs at the Kilimani Police station to agitate for the release of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. Kuria was arrested earlier on Friday after a woman claimed that he had assaulted her on December 8. However, in a surprising turn of events, police officers lobbed teargas at the MPs with Itumbi claiming that he was clobbered by 18 men in uniform. Led by Kandara MP Alice Wahome the MPs stormed the police station demanding for Kuria’s immediate release prompting the police to lob teargas. The MPs were armed with a court order for the release of the MP after his lawyers obtained a Ksh.50,000 cash bail after application before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate, Kennedy Cheruiyot. In a video that went viral on Saturday, January 11 Itumbi claimed that he had gone to pick his car from the police station when police officers pounced on him. “Wamenichapa, they have really hit me, yaani policemen, 18 of them I was just going in to get back my car, 18 policemen rained blows, they start kicking, what kind of people are these” He said in the video. In the video, Itumbi shirt was wet and missing some buttons. In a different Tweet later in the night, he told his followers that he had already been treated and would renew his push for Moses Kuria’s release on Saturday. Kenyans online took to Twitter after the video was shared with differing opinions on the matter. Below are some of their responses:
Good, when other Kenyans stood their ground to liberate the nation against such acts, you and your ilks insisted that the status wuo must remain. @orengo_james once said that this government will punish you more than any other individual. It is your turn now, enjoy! — Kwach (@Duke_of_Gem) January 11, 2020
Eat your tomatoes @OleItumbi you used to support the system when it was opposition being beaten, we don’t sympathize but pity you — Boniface (@okello_boniface) January 10, 2020
I repeat. Leave the car alone. Stop chewing gum. Stop wailing.. Organise, Mobilize. Viva 😂😂😂😂😂 — #QueenLindah 👑🇰🇪 (@LindahMbaisi) January 10, 2020
Okay,,so while they were beating him up he was counting 🤪🤪.
Ama 1 blow represented one policeman😅😅.
— Kimachas David (@Daudges) January 10, 2020
This is what director was saying some years back. pic.twitter.com/wcjHrAHho2 — KARITHI JOHN (@kajohhnie) January 11, 2020
System ya facts pic.twitter.com/L1shIm8Pbp — Timothy Kimuli (@dahchamp2) January 10, 2020
Ati 18 policemen!!!! Kwani alikuwa anawahesabu wakimpiga?😅😅😅 Alafu nani ashaiona msee amechapwa na polisi ata 3, unapelekwanga ICU direct. Mshow arudi apigwe ya ukweli then akuje sasa alie😅😅 “18 policemen raining blows” my foot😅😅 — Kichwa Kibof (@EisenherzPoet) January 11, 2020