An investigating officer who is a witness in the case of an alleged assassination plot on Deputy President William Ruto has revealed to the court that Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho was a complainant in the case but his name was later dropped.

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Yvonne Anyango, the witness, was issuing her testimony in the case against the Secretary of Digital Media at State House, Dennis Itumbi who has been accused of forging a letter which sparked the claims of assassination.

Appearing before Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku, Anyango claimed PS Kibicho's name was withdrawn from the case on the basis of being irrelevant.

“The name was dropped because we did not find it necessary anymore,” Anyango stated as quoted by The Standard.

Dennis Itumbi's lawyer had sought to know why the PS was later on withdrawn from the case despite being initially a complainant.

Anyango further informed the court that detectives were not able to get information from Itumbi's phone adding that they suspected it was reprogrammed.

The investigating officer also pointed out that she had directed for Itumbi to be arrested and detained after consulting with forensic experts who informed her that retrieval of data from Itumbi's phone would take two weeks.

She added that she only interrogated 4 out of the 256 members of a WhatsApp group from which the letter allegedly originated.

Itumbi had in July, 2019 informed the court that he was in possession of evidence of the alleged assassination plot against DP Ruto.

“I have an audio and a video recording of material that could show, subject to the investigations, that a meeting could have happened at a place called La Mada, at which discussions were held on possibility of assassination of a member of my employer, particularly the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya. I request to play the audio-video content in court, in camera,” Itumbi's statement in court papers read.