Mixed feelings on NIS fake credentials claim against Itumbi
09 June 2014, 13:04
Nairobi - State House Director for Digital, New Media and Diaspora Dennis Itumbi has come under scrutiny for allegedly faking his credentials which have helped him earn a senior position in government.
A report by the National Intelligence Service NIS has pointed an accusing finger at the outspoken Itumbi for not having the papers he claims to have on his CV.
Itumbi is a Diploma graduate in Broadcast Media from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, a claim that the NIS disputes.
The saga has forced Itumbi to defend himself on Facebook, where he has called on police to arrest him if indeed they have the evidence to back their claims.
The report further stated that Itumbi has to this day not been confirmed in his role.
Kenyans on social media have as usual had their say on the matter.
@Mike Njagi on Twitter said, "if true, then he must be removed from office immediately", while @IzzyOla also felt that there is no room for cheats in public service," The truth must be revealed. Such a sensitive job requires qualification of the highest order", she said.
Others castigated the report for being patronizing on Itumbi. Dennis Ceaser on Facebook felt the report was ill judged, " I think that there are underlying issues here. Has Itumbi rubbed people the wrong way?" he asked, while Alphonse Otieno felt that Itumbi was a victim of his own job, "Itumbi called on the shelving of the presidential speeches tender.. Payback time", he added.
Others were of the opinion that he is doing a good job regardless of his qualifications; @Jose26 said" Itumbi has done his job well. We need him there, no one can argue with his performance, while controversial blogger Robert Alai said, " the president should confirm Itumbi if he has confidence in him.