Senior Director of Digital Communication at State House Dennis Itumbi on Tuesday took to social media to defend NTV’s Larry Madowo.
This after the journalist was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to record a statement over his August interview with economist and Nasa strategist David Ndii.
But Itumbi’s message left many Kenyans on Twitter confused over his actual position on the matter.
“As a citizen I do not see why Larry Madowo should record a statement just because he interviewed David Ndii,” read part of Itumbi’s tweet.
On Tuesday Madowo shared a letter written to Nation Media Group that required the company to avail him for recording of the statement to assist with the investigations.
Kenyans online cast doubts on Itumbi’s intentions while at the same time saying he works for the same government that is summoning the NTV journalist.
that’s the government you work for & defend with zeal
— Isaiah Rashad (Chuny Min Oae) (@future_OLUOCH) December 5, 2017
Stop pretending, i guess you are the one who ordered this.Seems power is sweet eeh? it will come to an end veeeery soon my fren
— S.C Orengo Junior (@limousine09) December 5, 2017
Why is it dated 2016, reminds of the Netanyahu fake letter by you..
— georges braque (@BraqueGeorges) December 5, 2017
It’s been a while since I heard you talk sense. I know you can think straight, just that you decide not to most of the time.
— Law Abiding Citizen (@Jmnyamweya) December 5, 2017
Despite many bashing him, others agreed with him and congratulated him for going against the tide.
This is great. Even if you disagree with me. Yu will support me when am right. I am impressed
— Mason Mayolo (@MasonMayolo) December 5, 2017
Ndio Dennis Leo umeongea
— Daniel Akute (@DanielAkute1) December 5, 2017
Once a journalist, always a journalist
Well said sir!
— robert vinnen (@RobertVinnen) December 5, 2017
Asante @OleItumbi I love it when people take a position that is right even when it contradicts what seems like a Gvt position
— blessed soldiers (@SoldiersBlessed) December 5, 2017