Written by on July 14, 2021

Dennis Itumbi, the blogger tweeted about the burning house 16 minutes after the fire broke out. Mutahi Ngunyi then responded to say that the political analyst Itumbi is a suspect of having prior information about the fire that started at 1:45 am.

Mr. Ngunyi later took to his Twitter to state that fire might have been started by his enemies. He claims that the culprits are taking revenge on his recent statements on the Kiambaa Killings in his show, The 5th Estate.

“My FREN @OleItumbi MY house in Runda for 27 years WENT on FIRE at 1:45am. You TOLD the Hustlers at 2:01 am. About 16 minutes LATER. That is after I talked about KIAMBAA violence of 2008 on 5th Estate. Here is a BETTER picture than the one you POSTED. Enjoy,” he tweeted.

In response, Itumbi said he prefers to ignore Ngunyi’s accusations. He says that he was using the tragedy and story only to market his channel.

“I note the attempt to tie in mischief, but I ignore. If you ever witness/suffer such tragedy, text real time if you can, I will TWEET before 16th min. Not withstanding what you have talked about hours before. BTW, it takes courage to market your channel, at such moment,” tweeted Itumbi.

The digital strategist, Dennis Itumbi was the first to tweet about the fire at 2:01 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, notifying the Nairobi Metropolitan Services(NMS) to rescue the house.

 “Dear Fire Brigade, please rush and save @MutahiNgunyi Runda House from Fire. @NMS_Kenya quick action for a guy who supports you if nothing else. Hope the man is safe and family ok. Other than the least damage and be safe!” tweeted Itumbi.

The cause of the fire has not yet been identified and investigations are still in progress. 

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