Witness who withdrew from Dennis Itumbi's forgery case charged
SEE ALSO :Witness opts out of Itumbi court caseHe was however released on a cash bail of Sh100,000 The prosecution said that the matter will be consolidated with that of Dennis Itumbi. Gateri's name was among the ones listed by the prosecution in the charge sheet against Itumbi. In his application filed early this month, Gateri claimed that he was arrested on July 2 by DCI officers who seized his cell phones, national ID card, and other personal items. He alleged the officers threatened to take him to high-ranking security personnel in the government so that he could be dealt with. Gateri was arrested at a Nairobi hotel where he was in a meeting with his lawyer Georgiadis Majimbo and taken to Shauri Moyo Police Station. Through its Twitter handle last week, the DCI said Gateri was under investigation and at no point was he lined up as a state witness. However, Gateri's name was among those listed by the prosecution in the charge sheet against Itumbi. Gateri had previously told the court that police officers had forced him to admit he had talked to Deputy President William Ruto in Itumbi's La Mada Hotel assassination plot case.
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