According to Facebook, Kenyans are the most active users of social media groups.
Internet are Kenyan’s best friends and Facebook has noted that Kenyans are the most active users of social media groups. There are numerous number of groups on social media and Kenyans play their active roles in most of them. We may not be able to have big physical communities but we sure have plenty of community groups.
Facebook released a survey on Wednesday that stated 98% of Kenyans say they are members of a social media group. Majority of people join groups just to either leave or they remain inactive most of the time, however, the survey showed that more than 10 million Kenyans actively engage on groups.
Facebook communication manager for Eastern Africa Janet Kemboi said:
“Kenyans are deeply communal. The report confirms how they are always reaching out to each other for support especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The support ranges from
- Helping others shop for their groceries during the lockdown
- Sharing vital information about the pandemic from health authorities
- Providing financial support to local businesses
- Some of them confirm that they receive emotional support from groups during the pandemic, and as many as 75 per cent of those noting they are giving emotional support to others.
A number of online administrators confirmed that a lot of people have been receiving support from these online groups and have also built friendships.