Chief Francis Kariuki dies
Chief Francis Kariuki. FILE


A famous local administrator in Kenya who is known for tweeting, Chief Francis Kariuki is dead.

Chief Kariuki died on Wednesday afternoon while undergoing treatment at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital after falling sick the previous evening.

Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui confirmed saying an autopsy will be on Thursday with the burial slated for Saturday.

Chief Kariuki from Lanet Umoja, Nakuru North District has been one of the most active and beloved government officials and was recognised globally for his efforts.

He has been active online since 2011 when he joined Twitter and would actively use the application to interact with the residents and the rest of the world.

To many, Chief Kariuki not only tweeted about lost animals, inspirational quotes but cases of insecurity in his area tagging Police service as well.

To area residents, he contributed a lot to the service delivery that often helped save lives.

Majority of them would subscribe to receive his tweets through a free text messaging service.

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