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Dennis Itumbi alters Twitter bio after CAS court ruling

Controversial blogger Dennis Itumbi appears to have made peace with the High Court’s ruling declaring President William Ruto’s appointment of Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) as illegal.

Mr Itumbi, a close ally of President Ruto, was among 50 appointees of the CAS role in March 2023.

He was sworn into office as ICT CAS alongside his colleagues moments after the appointment in a ceremony attended by President William Ruto, his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

After that ceremony, Mr Itumbi quickly changed his status on his social media accounts to suit his new assignment.

“Cabinet Secretary Nominee,” it read at the time.

But following the High Court ruling, Itumbi has changed his status to read; “Come Here, Go There,” among other wordings.

The last time Itumbi used the “come here, go there” phrase was in February 2023 when he was part of the people appointed by Sports Cabinet Secretary Mr Ababu Namwamba into Talanta Hela Council.

The CS has since revoked the appointments.

Mr Itumbi was pivotal in the digital messaging during President Ruto’s presidential campaigns and even fell out with his former boss Uhuru Kenyatta as a result.

While Mr Itumbi appears to have quickly moved on following the court ruling, some of the CASs nominees have however not changed their status as they await for the next move from the government.

Mr Isaac Mwaura, who was nominated as CAS in the office of Prime Cabinet Secretary has not change his bios, as well as some of the CASs nominees.

“CAS (Dept Minister) Office of the Prime CS,” Mr Mwara.

So has Millicent Omanga who bio reads: “Deputy Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Interior,” Millicent Omaga’s status reads.

“Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Public Administration, Republic of Kenya,” account of former Narok Governor Samuel Tunai reads.

“Chief Administrative Secretary State Department for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya,” former Laikipia Woman Representative Cate Waruguru’s account reads.

The ruling has however rattled a section of lawmakers including Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei who claimed that the Judiciary has gone rogue.

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