Uhuru's Private Chat With Matiang'i Before Itumbi's Embarrassment

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i Twitter
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, November 27, had a chat with Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, moments before digital strategist and blogger Dennis Itumbi was whisked out of the podium at Bomas of Kenya.

    According to a story run by Daily Nation on Friday, November 29, the president is said to have had a chat with the Interior CS, after which Matiang'i approached his Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho and had a talk with him.

    It is after this chat that Itumbi was chased away from the dias.

    Digital strategist and blogger Dennis Itumbi who was chased out of President Uhuru Kenyatta's BBI launch at Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
    Digital strategist and blogger Dennis Itumbi who was chased out of President Uhuru Kenyatta's BBI report launch at Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

    Taking to his Twitter page on Wednesday, Itumbi seemed to confirm Kibichio's hand in his ouster with a cryptic message.

    "Hahaaa Mr. Kibicho and team. It's okay. Boardroom and closed rooms ni zenyu. Tukutane kwa wananchi (Let's meet at the grassroots)," Itumbi wrote.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Itumbi downplayed the incident, claiming that the event was almost coming to a close and he was on his way out anyway. 

    He further claimed that he had been confused for his look-a-like brother.

    "I had a beautiful moment as I left Bomas a few moments ago... with the deputy escort commander who kept telling me, 'we know you are not Dennis Itumbi but his brother.

    "Lucky for me, a colleague saved me. A few minutes later, he was clearing the road for me," posted Itumbi.

    Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi and President Uhuru Kenyatta. Itumbi was chased away from Uhuru's Bomas BBI launch on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
    Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi and President Uhuru Kenyatta. Itumbi was chased away from Uhuru's Bomas BBI report launch on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.