President Uhuru Sacks Dennis Itumbi , Munyori Buku, Ngeno as PSCU is Disbanded


    Dennis Itumbi, former State House senior director of digital communications with two others have been sacked by President Uhuru Kenya. The PSCU team is said to have brought embarrassment to the president on how they handled issues

    Dennis Itumbi and three other members of the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) were sacked on Wednesday, June 29, by President Uhuru Kenyatta just a year to the 2017 general election.

    Until his sacking, Itumbi was the Director of Digital Communication in the office of the president and had ruffled many feathers while sitting on the position.

    The sacking of Itumbi and his colleagues was long overdue, at least according to some of those who disagreed with every statement that came from PSCU.

    Reports indicate that Itumbi and his colleagues were denied entry into State House and later on received a text message telling them ‘to sit tight back home and wait for further directions when President Uhuru returns from his state visit to Botswana.’

    The other three are Senior Director of Public Communications Munyori Buku, Head of Messaging at the Presidency Eric Ng’eno and the Branding and Events Director James Kinyua.

    And now it has emerged that slain city businessman Jacob Juma correctly predicted Itumbi’s sacking before he was brutally murdered in Nairobi on Thursday, May 5.

    In a series of tweets that have surfaced online, Jacob Juma persistently said that he had received high profile intelligence that Itumbi was on his way out of State House after Uhuru expressed his displeasure at the manner the PSCU team was handling matters.

    At some point, Juma even said that Itumbi had been sacked and was working at Deputy President William Ruto’s Karen home.

    Reports indicate that Itumbi and his colleagues are likely to redeployed but that remains to be seen. Dennis Itumbis’s sacking has sparked social media trolls, especially on Twitter with no place for the sacked Itumbi to hide.

    Mr. Itumbi has attracted supporters and detractors in equal measure with his posts that support the Jubilee and critic Cord.

    Many of his critics appeared to pop the champagne after news of his firing came through.

    On social media, they used memes, gifs, and tweets to mock the man they say was overzealous in his assignment.

    Mr. Itumbi was sent home on Wednesday night alongside head of public communications Munyori Buku, chief of messaging at the Presidency Eric Ng’eno and branding and events head James Kinyua.

    Mr. Itumbi is yet to address the issue. On his Facebook page, he posted a message on social media day, steering clear of the subject

    The memes.

    And the gifs.

    The 36 bloggers were not spared either.

    Some stood with them, though.

    While others wished them well.

    Others saw it as a well-planned decoy.

    Additionan information: Nairobian & Tuko

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