State House deactivates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter & Facebook accounts over corruption post

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Facebook and Twitter accounts were taken down account of “unauthorized access”, according to reports from State House Kenya after an anti-corruption tweet went south.

“All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken,” said State House on its official Twitter account adding that other accounts representing President Uhuru Kenyatta have also been affected.

The account @UKenyatta tweeted:”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.” Shortly after State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita announced the suspension of the account and a few others on accounts of “unauthorised access”.

The president was speaking at the Windhoek Country Club where he met Kenyans living in Namibia. He directed relevant Government agencies to make sure Kenyans in diaspora are issued with new generation passports in the countries of their residence

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He also also assured nurses who are returning to Kenya from Namibia after the end of their contracts will be reinstated into the Kenyan system.

The President’s account was taken down due to the phrase ‘closest political ally’ which many claim might be interpreted as an attack on his Deputy Dr. William Ruto who has been in the middle of crossfires linking him to a number of major corruption scandals in the country. The State House team wants to protect face so that the president is not seen as attacking his own deputy in the war against corruption.

Earlier, State House deactivated the @PresidentKE and @PSCU_Digital unit handles and directed all official communication through @StateHouseKenya, @UKenyatta, @FirstLadyKenya and @KanzeDena.