Itumbi blasted for ‘saluting’ police assault on media
- In a social media post, Itumbi said police had 'done well' in forcibly ejecting the media from JKIA.
- Journalists who were covering the return of Miguna Miguna on Monday night were attacked and injured.
- Citizen TV's Stephen Letoo is now hospitalised with injuries on his arms and legs.
Dennis Itumbi is under fire for seemingly endorsing police assault on journalists who were covering the Miguna saga at the airport.
In a social media post on Tuesday morning, the Director of Innovation in the Office of the President said police had ‘done well’ to forcibly eject the media from the Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport (JKIA).
“We cannot have such kind of scenes in an International Airport anywhere in the world. Journalism is not an absolute right,” he said.
Journalists who were covering the return of Miguna Miguna on Monday night were attacked and injured, including Citizen TV’s Stephen Letoo who is now hospitalised.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) March 26, 2018
The message on Twitter elicited harsh reactions from Kenyans online.
You'll one day be a victim of the CRUEL hand of IMPUNITY, that's when you'll Realize importance of JUSTICE
— Charles Mark Dienya (@MarkDienya) March 26, 2018
Continue saluting because now you toe the line of the time sheet manager. Someday you will be on the other side, and Itumbi from Waiguruland will be asked to sign papers to enter Kenyattaland as a tourist. Impunity knows no boundaries.
— Chris (@Ngaruthi) March 27, 2018
It's good to Salute them….A comes a time when you are on the other side of this hill buddy!!! Ask Wetangula ,Martha Karua,they have all been in your shoes ! where are they now if not in public orphanage
— Butula's Finest (@SamMacoha) March 26, 2018
I too will sing with joy and praise when they come for you. You've sat under the high table feeding off scraps and breathing in the musty air for too long that you think you are one of them. You are not of royal blood. And you will eventually outlive your usefulness
— Babaro (@Ngunu_) March 26, 2018
You are a fool and blood is also on your hands.
— Abigail Arunga (@AbigailArunga) March 26, 2018
Cambridge analytica thinking
— ♦GITÆU♦← (@gitaupaul3) March 27, 2018
Oh really!? we are watching you. We will soon be watching you when coming down. Nothing lasts forever.
— Margaret (@mkalekye123) March 27, 2018
Sometimes its prudent to know when to parrot and when to shut up your mouth @OleItumbi . cheering a violation of a citizens rights is NOT a simple matter. Wake up from your stupor.
— Cardinal® (@ologimwai) March 27, 2018
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