Boniface Makokha, a good Samaritan who rushed Dennis Itumbi to hospital after finding him injured, was grilled by DCI detectives.
The Nairobi taxi driver was summoned by Kiambu based detectives on Thursday, December 30 after it was established that he was the one who rescued Itumbi.
Speaking to journalists after the grilling, Makokha said that detectives wanted to establish the events that occurred before and after the abduction of the digital strategist and UDA’s spokesperson.
“They asked if Itumbi had mentioned about the abductors, but when I found him, I just rushed him to the hospital because he was in bad shape. I left after his brother David arrived. During that time, he only uttered a few words because he seemed in pain,” Makokha said.
On the other hand, Itumbi’s legal team has asked DCI to investigate an incident whereby unidentified people harassed Itumbi while in hospital in a bid to obtain a statement from him.
Adrian Kamotho and Njenga Advocates law firm urged DCI to take action against the individuals as their client was facing a life threatening situation.
“We are instructed that on 29th December 2021, persons who presented themselves as DCI officers visited the medical facility where our client is recuperating at the ICU seeking among other things, to obtain undefined statements.
“There can be no justification as to why our client, a victim of heinous atrocities, is being trailed to his hospital bed in absolute disregard of his health and legal rights. Our client is a law-abiding citizen and duly entitled to recuperate without interference, intrusion or snooping,” reads the statement by the law firm.
Itumbi was abducted on Thursday December 23 by unknown people when he left a barber’s shop in Thindigua, Kiambu county.
Makokha found him hours later alive and rushed him to Ruaraka Uhai Neema hospital before he was transferred to Nairobi West hospital.