President Uhuru Kenyatta  at KICC


President Uhuru Kenyatta explains why he left social media platforms.

During the launch of the BBI signature collection at KICC on Wednesday, President Uhuru said he had found social media being abused.

Uhuru said he does care about what happens on the platforms anymore.

President Uhuru Kenyatta added that he prefers meeting people in person and engaging them on whatever matter is of interest than using social media.

"I meet people personally and we engage, I don't fancy social media. Si mnaona hata Twitter niliondoka huko kwa sababu niliona hio kitu ni bure na ni matusi tu ndio imejaa huko, hakuna kitu inaendelea," he said.

He added, "Unaka hapo ukisoma watu wanesema nini, unakosa usingizi, unapiga simu vile umetusiwa...." (You sit there reading what people are writing and even lose sleep and start making phone calls).

"I'd rather get some sleep after chatting with my wife. I wake up the following day, do my work and the world continues peacefully,"  he said.

The President's Twitter account was deactivated in March 2019 with State House saying it was to clean up some path.

The operation continued on all other social media profiles that were posting on behalf of the President.

"If you are corrupt we will fight you. You can be my brother or my sister or my closest political ally, but if you are corrupt we will fight you,” tweet that was the bone of contention.

Officially, State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita then said there were "unauthorised" people with access to the President's social media accounts.

"All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken," Waita said.

Post a Comment

What is your say on this

Previous Post Next Post