Digital blogger Dennis Itumbi and City lawyer Donald Kipkorir on Saturday had a bitter online exchange after the former waded into a discussion involving a lawsuit threat issued by Eliud Kipchoge, through the lawyer.
Itumbi, while reacting to the threat, advised the NRG radio to ignore lawyer Kipkorir and instead seek an audience with Kipchoge over violations of the athlete’s proprietary rights on sports excellence & image branding.
The advice by the blogger seemingly irked the lawyer who clapped back with a number of accusations directed towards Itumbi.
“Let this message reach Dennis Itumbi: He can troll & abuse me every day, but he should know the following: he has blood on his hands, he will always be a pimp he’ll never be an Employer he’ll always live on political handouts, he will end up in Prison or worse!” tweeted the lawyer.
Itumbi in response tweeted: “# niaje Socialite? Yes, my hands have blood. Kwani wewe ni (are you) Allien? Hauna veins kwa mkono(you don’t have veins in your hands)? Eish! Enhe. Evil Prayers against unemployment denied. Nitaendelea kuajiri(I will continue employing).Handouts? Better than stolen Kenya Post cash. Prison is for those who stole from us.”
The war of words followed a lawsuit threat issued by lawyer Kipkorir on behalf of his client, Kipchoge.
The athlete had issued three demands to the radio station over violation of his image and name at the station’s social media accounts and blogs.
Here, find our Demand Letter on behalf of Eliud Kipchoge … pic.twitter.com/i5Uteok7Qv
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 18, 2019
The threat directed the radio station to delete the athlete’s details on its social media handles and blogs, file an apology and write a compliance response letter indicating that they are willing to engage in monetary compensation talks over the violations.
The lawyer confirmed on Friday that the radio station had complied.
However, the threat did not go well with a section of the online audience who termed it unnecessary.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kiphumba Murkomen said the move was out of proportion saying a phone call was enough to solve the matter.
Emmanuel Talam, who heads communications department in the office of the Deputy President, also slammed the lawyer saying he had watered Kipchoge’s achievements.
Let this message reach Dennis Itumbi:
He can troll & abuse me everyday , But he should know the following:
1. He has blood on his hands.
2. He will always be a pimp.
3. He’ll never be an Employer
4. He’ll always live on political handouts.
5. He will end up in Prison or worse!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 19, 2019
#SlayQueenLawyer niaje Socialite,
1. Yes, my hands have blood. Kwani wewe ni Allien? Hauna veins kwa mkono?
2. Eish! Enhe
3. Evil Prayers against unemployment denied. Nitaendelea kuajiri
4. Handouts? Better than stolen Kenya Post cash
5. Prison is for those who stole from us pic.twitter.com/3vydYNmb2S
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) October 19, 2019