A video of President Kenyatta’s bodyguard bundling Jubilee digital strategist Dennis Itumbi out of the main dais during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report at Bomas of Kenya has gone viral.
In the video shared by Daily Nation, Itumbi is seen shaking hands with another person behind where Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, and ODM leader Raila Odinga, among other leaders, are seated.
A security official dressed in a grey suit then approaches Itumbi and asks him to leave the main dais but he appears to resist, choosing to take the opposite direction. A few seconds later, the bodyguard is seen forcefully pushing Itumbi out of the main podium.
It is not clear why Itumbi, who identifies himself as Secretary of Digital, Innovation, and Diaspora Communications at State House, was ejected from the dais.
Taking to social media after the video went viral, Itumbi claimed his ejection was a case of mistaken identity.
“I had a beautiful moment as I left Bomas a few moments ago...with the Deputy Escort Commander, State House who kept telling me, we know you are NOT Dennis Itumbi but his brother...Hahaa! Lucky For me, a colleague saved me... all in a day's Work, a few minutes later he was clearing the road for me…” wrote Itumbi.