Dennis Itumbi is a Kenyan political strategy consultant and digital journalist. He has worked for Local and International Media, owned a group of Newspapers, before venturing into Political Consultancy. Dennis Itumbi was a staunch defender of President Uhuru Kenyatta-if only he did not overdo it. His over-zealousness compounded with lack of tact-led to his demotion and ‘expulsion from State House where he enjoyed near unfettered access to the Head of State House.
Itumbi is a Kenyan Digital and Elections Strategist. He is also an Election Consultant, known for his role in the campaign of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in the 2013 and 2017 General Elections in Kenya.
Born: 1985 (age 37 years), Kericho, Kenya
Education: Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, University of Leicester
Siblings: Kevin Karaya Itumbi
Itumbi is also a farmer specializing in pigs and passion fruits.
He has worked as the Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication in the Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya, based in State House Nairobi. He has worked as a team Lead at www.nexus.or.ke Digital strategy.
He also runs a Digital Business Company dealing with Online reputational management, Digital PR and Google Optimization.
He went to the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, located in Nairobi South, where he earned a diploma in Journalism, he is currently a Masters student of New Media, Governance and Democracy at Leicester University in the UK
In 2005, Dennis Itumbi had the strong smell of unfulfilled expectations. He, together with his longtime friend Denis Onsarigo, were kicked out by their landlord due to a Sh3,500 rent at the Mukuru slums.
For a man who many believe was an online assassin for Uhuru Kenyatta during the campaigns and was once arrested after he was accused of hacking into the ICC system, Itumbi now has to guard what he posts online, a complete U-turn from just a few months ago.
He left his lucrative job at the Voice of America where he was the East Africa correspondent and ventured into a totally new field, not only for him but for Kenya. He started to blog.
He also joined a few who were privy to social media. That was in 2011. His journey has seen him overcome tides to become an important artery in the Jubilee government.
Prior to the March 4 General Election, he was an avid social media user and would occasionally update his many blogs, many praising then candidate Uhuru whom he supported.
His following was surging and he at times became a news channel for many. He could get first hand scoops before everybody else.
He would use his social media platforms to sell his manifestos and to popularise a man who would later assume occupancy at State House. He would vigorously support him even when the public was roaring and hot on his heels. Eventually, his sweat and loyalty paid off.
Before the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) was restructured, Itumbi was the Digital Director Innovations & Diaspora Communication State House. The Deputy Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita was keen on streamlining the President’s unstructured communication that had made a habit of issuing statements-mostly conflicting-without approval. The first casualty was Dennis Itumbi. He was reportedly kicked out of State House and his changed bio was proof enough of a man whose career was sinking. His twitter bio has since changed to: Kenyan Journalist, Digital Strategist and Blogger. Currently Secretary Digital. Innovations&Diaspora Comms.
Working from Harambee Annex Office
According to a story appearing on Business Today, Dennis Itumbi is now working from Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee House Annex office. With his propagandist credentials, Itumbi is seen as a valuable player in DP’s Ruto grand plans of being the next President of Kenya come 2022. His downfall was accelerated when Uhuru and his erstwhile political nemesis decided to bury the hatchet and work together in building a united Kenya. Ruto, who has been receiving bad publicity, will find the services of Dennis Itumbi useful ahead of the next presidential election. A recent poll by IPSOS ranked the DP as the most corrupt leader in Kenya.
Dennis Itumbi salary
His salary is estimated at kes 5000,000. per Month.
Dennis Itumbi Social Media Profiles
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