Controversial State House Blogger and Digital Communications Director Dennis Itumbi might now be headed for bigger things after he was admitted at the Prestigious Leicester University in the UK for Master Degree studies in New Media, Governance and democracy.
According to sources Itumbi will graduate ahead of the 2017 general elections (if he works hard :) ). He has been admitted to a newly mounted masters programme with a focus in New Media, Governance and Democracy. Few Kenyans have graduated from Leicester University among them is Daily Nation Editor Andrew Teyie and journalist Carol Kimutai.
Itumbi a well known Uhuru mouth piece enjoys close relationship with the President and is presumed to be one of the top Jubilee Propaganda strategists. Itumbi played a key role in dismatling the ICC mynth especially among the Mt Kenya youth. In the 2013 presidential campaigns Itumbi together with Hon Moses Kuria and Alfred Getonga spearheaded the Jubilee Media strategy.
The State House chief blogger was spotted at a City Hotel during an induction course for newly admitted students at Leicester University.
Political pundits think Itumbi will be elevated to the cabinet if Uhuru wins his second term 2017 polls. After winning the second and last term Uhuru will relax his propaganda arsenal and that is the time Itumbi may be elevated to the cabinet, if Kambi and Ole Lenku did it why not Itumbi? posed a pundit who spoke to this writer on condition of anonymity.
The State House chief propagandist was nearly edged out of his influential post last year after a gang of former President Mwai Kibaki’s to bureaucrats ganged up declared that Itumbi never graduated from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication with a diploma but a certificate, but their plot was thwarted after the Government premier media College produced his diploma certificates.
Some masters degree programmes can admit participants without undergraduate degree on the basis of their experience, Itumbi with a experience of more than 10 years and his strategic role are some of the key strong points the university admissions panel may have considered to grant him admission. Linus Kaikai and Emmanuel Juma are also KIMC diploma graduates alleged to have been admitted to masters degree programmes in South Africa and Europe on basis of their experience and seniority in employment.
Friends and foe agree the Itumbi is meticulous at his job, it doesnt matter that the boy is only a diploma holder. Look after the president aborted USA trip, Statehouse easily managed to divert attention by releasing the list of newly appointed Parastatal heads- now that was smart!
Other than Itumbi the president has a super working relationship with other young professionals in Jubilee including TNA Chairman Sakaja Johnson, his private secretary Jomo Gecaga and TNA Legal boss Jasper Mbeuki.
Itumbi will however have to work hard to balance his job and studies, the programme at Leicester is rigorous and the fact Itumbi will have to read a lot being a virgin in governance in governance and general academia.
We wish Dennis well, BUT he should reconsider releasing those idiotic statement signed by so called PSCU directors attacking Raila Odinga, ODM and Opposition. Those statements are the most useless thing since the invention of nothing!