• Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said that Itumbi's abduction was reported at Thindigua Police post at 3: 40 PM. 

Dennis Itumbi hospitalised(left), Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso (right) speaks
Dennis Itumbi hospitalised(left), Police spokesperson Bruno Shioso (right) speaks
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The National Police Service has released a statement on the alleged abduction and torture of blogger Dennis Itumbi on Thursday. 

Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said that Itumbi's abduction was reported at Thindigua Police post at 3: 40 PM. 

He says the police service has now launched investigations into the claims and to establish the circumstances surrounding his abduction. 

In his press statement, the spokesperson further urged the public to cease from speculations on the matter and be patient as investigations take place. 

"We further appeal to members of the public who may have information regarding the incident to volunteer and report to any Police Station or through our hotline numbers 999.112 or 0800 722 203," read the statement from the Police Service spokesperson Bruno Shiso. 

Reports on the alleged abduction of Dennis Itumbi went wild on social media platforms on Thursday evening. 

There have also been widespread speculations that Itumbi's alleged abduction was politically orchestrated. 

His political allies claim that he was abducted and tortured due to his vocal support for Deputy President William Ruto. 

The blogger is currently receiving treatment at the Nairobi hospital where his friends and family have paid him a visit.

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