Media personality Dennis Okari is known to be a gentleman who doesn’t like controversies or uttering words that are likely to irk Kenyans on social media.
However, when allegations that he’s a deadbeat dad came up, Dennis Okari couldn’t keep quiet. The drama started mid last year when Okari said what Betty is doing by exposing their daughter Ivanna on social media isn’t right.
“My daughter does not deserve the kind of publicity she has been getting. She deserves to grow up quietly and no one, including myself as her father, should interfere with her rights to privacy,” he said.
In return, Betty took a sly dig at the father of her daughter, implying that Okari is a deadbeat dad. This came while replying to a fan who wrote this on one of her Instagram posts;
“I have a son age 4 and a daughter age 2, their mother ran away and as a father, I took full responsibility to make sure my kids are growing up in a good environment. And every day when I wake up I look at them, kiss them and I get motivated and the urge to hustle more so they won’t feel the absence of their mum,” the fan wrote.
And Betty replied “I love this. Much love for you and your kids. I resonate with you because I’m all my daughter has.”
In a recent interview, Okari chose to address the deadbeat dad allegations saying “I have friends who know me very well and they get concerned when they read these things.”
“The question about me being a deadbeat is what has been said or what has been written, but a lot of it is not true. One day you will come to know about these things.”
As a media personality, Okari can never escape occasional trolls on social media, and that’s made worse by the fact that Betty Kyallo often insinuate she’s the only one providing for their daughter Ivanna.
“You can never live without critics,” Okari said. “I chose what I take because people may troll you out of jealousy while others may mean well and they want you to improve on what they are criticizing you about. I take the positive ones seriously and that has helped me improve so much in life because I am not perfect.”