Hustler Nation spokesperson Dennis Itumbi has recorded a statement at Kasarani police station alleging an attempt on his life.
Itumbi claimed that he was trailed by unknown assailants who attacked him at Thome , Kasarani.
The former State House Director of Digital Communications alleged that a lorry blocked him on the highway along the Northern Bypass before another car pulled over.
“A man walked out aiming a gun at him and fired some shots. Itumbi sped from the scene and in the process hit another vehicle that was on the road. He was not arrested. Reports alleging that he was apprehended by the police are false,” Wanjohi Githae, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) told a local daily.
The development comes at a time, Itumbi is facing a possible law suit from Interior CS Fred Matiangi over defamation.
The CS has accused the blogger of maligning his name with tweets linking him to a multibillion corruption scandal.
Matiangi, through his lawyers, had directed Itumbi to delete all the tweets or face him in court.
Itumbi has become one of the most vocal defenders of DP William Ruto on social media. He is considered an indispensable asset for the DP, especially as 2022 elections fast approach.
He has recently started the Hustler Nation Intelligence Bureau (HNIB) which leaks classified government information to the media.