Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi fell out with retired president Uhuru Kenyatta during his second term in office.
Itumbi’s reign at State House officially come to an end in March 2020 after Uhuru's administration released a statement informing Kenyans that it had scrapped his position of senior digital director and those of four others.
Two years after the fallout with the retired president, Itumbi came clean on what happened while speaking during an interview with Citizen TV.
Itumbi claims that he clashed with Uhuru when the retired president asked him to stop supporting William Ruto on social media.
“The fallout with President Kenyatta happened because he wanted me to stop supporting William Ruto. I told him that I would not do that. I believe in this cause and in this journey, and that is what I was going to do,” Itumbi said.
Itumbi further stated that he chose to support Ruto after retired president Uhuru failed to keep his promise of supporting his then-deputy.
“I was in the room when President Kenyatta promised to support Dr Ruto for the presidency. When he asked me to stop writing about President Ruto and I told him no because it would amount to betrayal,” Itumbi said.
Speaking on his friendship with Uhuru, Itumbi revealed that he forged a good working relationship with the retired president before he embarked on a political journey through the digital space.
“We became friends and I got into politics through the digital space. I became a consultant for hi campaign. And the rest they say is a good tweet,” Itumbi said.