Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi has come out to deny claims that Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi hid in a Karen home of a senior government official when the police started looking for him.
Itumbi took to twitter to blast one of the local newspapers that claimed the sharp-tongued MP sneaked out of his home in the company of a police officer from the Presidential Escort Unit.
The newspaper claimed that its source said that Oscar Sudi had been traced to a house in Karen in Nairobi but police could not arrest him because they would cause “embarrassment” to the owner.
“We (the authorities) know where he is hiding and we are avoiding embarrassment on the owner. It is a shame he is hiding there yet he has been daring the police to go and arrest him,” read part of the newspaper.
Itumbi stated that the news was fake and that the newspaper was lying to its readers as Oscar Sudi was nowhere near Karen as it claimed.
“Once again, @StandardKenya caught up in outright rumors crafted to create a perception. Quoting a lying anonymous source, the newspaper claimed Sudi was in the house of a senior State Officer in Karen. Only for Sudi to surrender in Langas. Uwongo Tupu! Fake News!,” read Itumbi’s statement.
It has been reported that three officers in the Presidential Escort Unit Department identified as Simon Siengo, Issack Dida and CI Ekiru helped Oscar Sudi escape.
This was after a team led by Uasin Gishu County Police Commander Ipara and the County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) started to close in on the MP.
The reports claimed that Simon Siengo and Issack Dida were left in Sudi’s residence where they were eventually arrested while CI Ekiru fled the compound together with the MP.
Sudi who is a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto presented himself to the police on Sunday morning after hiding for more than 24 hours.