Ruto’s men Itumbi and Kipkorir rip each other apart on Twitter
Lawyer Donald Kipkorir and Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi, who are both vocal supporters of Deputy President William Ruto, on Thursday tore into each other in a bitter exchange on Twitter.
The exchange was over New York Times’s publication of a gory picture from Dusit D2 Hotel terror attack, for which the Media Council of Kenya has demanded an apology from the American news outlet.
The tweef started when Kipkorir ridiculed MCK for threatening to revoke the licenses of Kenyan-based journalists working for NYT.
In threatening The New York Times, Media Council Of Kenya is engaging in puerile stands. It’s like Kenya threatening US or Burundi threatening France. Some threats are just stupid! NYT apologized. The Owner of NYT is as rich as Kenya. We should look for our playmates.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) January 17, 2019
Without provocation Itumbi lashed at the lawyer with a tweet implying that Kipkorir often engages fellow city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi in debates despite the latter being wealthier and more grounded professionally.
.@ahmednasirlaw is richer than you and handles legal briefs of higher stature than you. He did not steal from the defunct Kenya Post and Telecommunication either. But when he tweets something you disagree with you tweet back his wealth not withstanding! @WehliyeMohamed
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) January 17, 2019
To this the flamboyant lawyer attempted to put Itumbi in his place with five stinging points.
1. Your malevolence against me is bec I’ve refused to be your friend.
2. Ahmednasir is my Friend.
3. I’ve never taken handouts.
4. I’ve never stolen .. Will never steal.
5. You will never amount to anything in life .. you will always be an errand boy & a Media terrorist.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) January 18, 2019
But not one to be easily silenced, Itumbi picked one of the five points and attempted to discredit Kipkorir’s moral standing.
4. I guess when the Court ordered you to pay back some 16m to the defunct Postal Corporation…..it was just a small loan, that Rich people sometimes get from we, the errand taxpayers…. pic.twitter.com/UMYWG3rrO7
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) January 18, 2019
This went on for a while until former Kiambu governor William Kabogo intervened and called for ceasefire. This was seconded by lawyer Abdullahi.
Folks; stop this unnecessary war of words. Pls
— Hon. William Kabogo (@honkabogo) January 18, 2019
I second it…
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) January 18, 2019