Renowned blogger, Denis Itumbi was up and about blowing birthday candles on March 18 when ‘he received a blow from his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The news of Itumbi’s sacking spread like wildfire on Wednesday evening with his haters toasting to it and his friends sending consolation messages to him.
After a moment of silence, Itumbi had a rather cryptic response to his sacking on Thursday morning.
Only one word could tell it all, Amen.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) March 19, 2020
This message came after he had changed his twitter biodata from a digital strategist to a pig farmer.
The self-proclaimed pig farmer was serving statehouse as the Senior Director, Communications (Digital, Innovation, Diaspora Communication) , an office which has since then been scraped off.
Itumbi was sent packing alongside other statehouse staff namely, James Kinyua (Events and Branding), Erick Ng’eno (Speechwriting and Research), David Nzioka and John Ndolo.
Their contracts had expired and they applied for an extension. However, their employer termed their positions as redundant hence the need to be scrapped off and send them home.
Itumbi, who has openly shown alliance to Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga brigade received messages of consolation from his teammates.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen led the pact by sending a comforting message to him and other officials who were fired.
1. Dennis Itumbi
2. James Kinyua
3. Erick Ng'eno
4. David Nzioka
You served the State with passion&commitment in the most difficult period;3 elections&ICC. With COVID19 it’s the worst time to lose a job. You are in my prayers. God will provide for u&ur families. It is well!
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) March 18, 2020
On the other hand, blogger cum lawyer Donald Kipkorir seemed to be jubilating in Itumbi’s predicaments.
Kipkorir bid Itumbi a farewell insinuating that he deserved to be fired on his birthday.
Dennis Itumbi, Kenya’s Digital Terrorist fired on his Birthday … Happy Birthday Itumbi …. You engendered Fake News in Kenya. Distorted the Truth. Your flying to the sun has ended! Being an errand boy made you think you are part of the System! Fare Thee Well!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) March 18, 2020