(KDRTV) – Did Deputy President William Ruto give the green light to blogger Dennis Itumbi to compare the DP’s Karen Residence with State House.
Itumbi has raised eyebrows after he claimed that whereas the official resident of the Deputy President in Karen has a chapel, State House has a restaurant and a bar.
“The Family Priest DP William Ruto delivers the sermon to the family at the home Chapel. For Your Information, State House has a retreat. In the retreat a Gazebo, a restaurant and a bar,” Itumbi said in a tweet accompanied with Ruto’s pictures.
The Family Priest DP @WilliamsRuto, delivers the sermon to family at the home Chapel. Just FYI, @StateHouseKenya has a Retreat. In the retreat a Gazebo, a restaraunt and a bar. pic.twitter.com/QBFm5ltUHV
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) April 26, 2020
On Sunday, Ruto shared pictures of himself leading the sermon at the Karen Residence. He said he prayed for Coronavirus victims and also the nation at large.
During prayers at the Karen Chapel at the official residence, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/2zbuAN5I5u
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) April 26, 2020
However, it is Itumbi’s post which has raised eyebrows with Kenyans questioning what the former State House employee intended to communicate.
Blogger Robert Alai, faulted Ruto for trying mask Kenya’s problems in the religion. The outspoken blogger said this could be detrimental.
“DP Ruto must avoid masking Kenya’s problems in religion. We shouldn’t allow the campaign to be on who is more godly than the other. Religion is absolute truth to the believers. Trying to push people to engage in public discourse depending on their faith levels is dangerous,” Alai said.
DP Ruto must avoid masking Kenya’s problems in religion. We shouldn’t allow the campaign to be on who is more godly than the other.
Religion is absolute truth to the believers.
Trying to push people to engage on public discourse depending on their faith levels is dangerous.
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) April 27, 2020
Blogger Abuga Makori jokingly called on Health CS Mutahi Kagwe to quarantine Itumbi over the remarks.
Itumbi makes reference to DP Ruto's Karen chapel when dismissing President Uhuru as a State House drunkard. Does it mean he wasn't aware when he used to spin propaganda for Uhuru? Why this bitterness? Uhuru can drink, Ruto also grabs lands! Mutahi Kagwe should quarantine Itumbi pic.twitter.com/JGDWCnKohL
— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@o_abuga) April 26, 2020