Dennis Itumbi. Photo: Courtesy.

Former State House Director of Digital Communication Dennis Itumbi was on Wednesday arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers probing a letter that sparked claims there are plans to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto.

Itumbi’s arrest comes just days after the DCI revealed that the source of the fake letter had been identified.

Officials privy to investigations told The Standard that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had given the DCI preliminary findings on the source of the letter.

According to the officials, also identified were those responsible for uploading the letter on social media platforms.

“What is remaining is to recover their (the suspects) gadgets including mobile phones for further scrutiny. Even if they delete data it won’t help them. We have all that is needed,” said an officer who requested anonymity.

Following news of Itumbi’s arrest, Kenyans flooded social media to weigh in on the matter: