Kenyans Blast Dennis Itumbi After Unveiling PayBill For West Pokot Landslide Victims


Dennis Itumbi. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi has sparked outrage after unveiling a pay bill number in support of West Pokot Landslide victims went wrong.

Through social media, the renowned blogger shared the pay bill number with the aim of advocating for funds for the Saturday disaster victims.

“Here the Pay Bill Number for West Pokot Emergency, if you can, kindly, help a brother, a sister, a father and a mother, with a little strength to survive. Pay Bill: 721222 Account number: Your name,” he wrote.

He added, “We are appealing for your support towards the victims of the devastating landslides in our country. Use the following M-Pesa Pay bill information.”

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However, hawk-eyed netizens were quick to correct him after discrepancies arose between the pay bill number he provided and that of West Pokot County government.

Apparently, the initial number provided by the West Pokot County Government through the County Secretary John Karamunya was 711222, hence differing with that of Itumbi.

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo had on Monday November 25, appealed to well wishers to send their contributions to the unveiled number in a bid to offer aid to the victims.

The Pay bill provided by Itumbi however bears the name Countylink Connections Ikinga Shopping Centre in Kitui County.

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Some were very quick to point out the problem, with others faulting him while some stated that it was a misplacement of numbers.

Other citizens did not understand why the government was soliciting funds from Kenyans to take care of the victims yet it was their role.

Here are some of the reactions:

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