Itumbi now ditches #WakoraNetwork after Uhuru is sworn in
Senior Director of Digital Communication at State House Dennis Itumbi appears to have ditched his #WakoraNetwork narrative on the day President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in.
Mr Itumbi posted a picture of himself in a hearty laughter with Chief Justice David Maraga during the State House luncheon. He simply captioned it #KenyaNetwork.
The luncheon was held at State House moments after Mr Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were sworn in.
Mr Itumbi had embarked on the disparaging campaign to discredit the Supreme Court staff after the apex court declared the August 8 election null and void.
Justice Isaac Lenaola, a judge of the Supreme Court, even threatened to sue the State House blogger over some of his posts back them.
But come October 26, and Mr Kenyatta was declared winner of the fresh election.
Weeks later, the Supreme Court ruled in the president’s favour paving the way for his swearing on Tuesday.
Some of his followers noticed the change of heart.
@ise_conqurer said: “From saying #wakoranetwork to #kenyanetwork, this is even more fast than Mohamed Salah!”
@matin_kinyua added, “It’s no longer #wakoranetwork haha.”
Mr Itumbi appears to have borrowed a leaf from his boss President Kenyatta who started the ‘wakora’ narrative after the ruling on August 8 election.
The head of state, in his inauguration speech, praised the apex court for its independence.
“Our Judiciary – particularly the Supreme Court – adjudicated our electoral petitions with independence,” said President Kenyatta.