Dennis Itumbi’s Birthday Message to Raila Odinga Badly Backfires
Raila Odinga, marked 75 years on January 7th, This invited lots of Congratulatory Messages from lots of Kenyans.
Among those who sent their messages is innovation, Digital and Diaspora communication, Secretary Dennis Itumbi who in summary to his message, listed down the former prime minister political career.
Dennis Itumbi Message to former premier and currently the AU envoy, Dennis wrote down the 75 years that Raila has spent on this earth that they were notably unpleasant encounters with the Kenya law, failed attempt to get power.
He had this to say
Happy Birthday Baba @RailaOdinga
- 75 years is Diamond. Yours is fine diamond, it has been through, handcuffs, a failed Coup, disguised escapes, torture, political losses and wins, stones, Teargas, Power and all that appertains being a diamond! Hope to read your memoirs someday!
His post attracted lots of reactions from Netizens, within 2 hours it had over thousand replies, where Netizens accused the well-known blogger on being used by powerful forces to soil the former premier name.
Nobody coerced you to wish @RailaOdinga birthday. Why do you view every man's progress with political lenses? “Is this a happy birthday message or you have been told to write so and earn Ksh 20K for the month?” another posted.
Most Netizens felt that the intention of itumbi was to be sarcastic, but this brought statesman in the Former prime minister, since the post brought more positives than negatives.
“Denno hadi birthday lazima ulete mambo mob.. Huyu hata yeye ni baba ,Heshima kias”
“75 years is not easy. On Sunday we prayed for shosho in our church for turning 75 years.”
“Denno, phew, Satirical Birthday wishes, anyway wacha Baba aitwe Baba Happy birthday Jakom”
“ Here you are describing a liberator in many words. Liberation goes through a lot of processes, amongst those you Have written. One twitter user replied.
“ You knowingly avoided using the words Liberation. That is what Baba has been about.”
“I stopped reading hapo kwa "a failed coup"
“Happy birthday to RailaOdinga ,75 years is a such a blessing, itumbi and I will struggle to get to 74”