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Is former President Uhuru back to social media after a 3-year self imposed exile?

By HARRIET MUGO

Kenya’s fourth President Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have made a come back to social media after a three-year self imposed exile.

He is back on an official account @4th president, which is now available on both facebook and twitter platforms.

Uhuru left social media in March 2019 and  all official communication from the Presidency was disseminated solely through official State House accounts.

He had over 3 million followers at the time he left social media.

He explained that he quit the social media since it was full of insults adding that he left for the sake of his peace of mind.

“Mimi sio mtu wa hiyo (social media). Hata Twitter niliondoka huko nikaona hii kitu ni bure ni matusi tu hakuna kitu inaendelea huko. Unakaa hapo unasoma, hulali. Afadhali nipige story na mama, nilale, niamke, niende kazi na dunia iendelee,” Uhuru said

His  exit from Twitter elicited mixed reactions with a section of Kenyans claiming that the country’s fourth Head of State have caved in under pressure from vicious trolls popularly known as Kenyans on Twitter (KoT) who were critical of his leadership.

His first post on Twitter was on the talks Third Inter-Congolese Consultations of the Nairobi Peace Process on Monday.

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