Kenyans asked to utilize social media platforms responsibly

“We particularly enjoy unrivalled freedom of speech, to the extent that we have become the envy of many. However, it is equally important to note that, every right has a duty, and responsibility,” Col Oguna 

The government has asked Kenyans to utilize the social media platforms responsibly particularly now when they are anxiously waiting to know who their leaders will be.

In a tweet, government spokesperson Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna said the rights Kenyans to enjoy, including utilizing social media as a platform to communicate, should be exercised responsibly.

” A country of Unfettered freedom. We are a unique island of freedom in a sea of restricted rights. As a people, we enjoy unfettered freedoms in almost all dimensions of social life. The rights we enjoy, including utilizing social media as a platform to communicate should be exercised responsibly,” he said.

He said in the last few days, the government has observed irresponsible misuse of social media to propagate false information designed to condition and align the mind of the targeted audience to think in a certain way.

He particularly condemned abduction allegations made by an individual associated with one coalition, terming it reckless and irresponsible.

” This is unacceptable, particularly now when Kenyans are anxiously waiting to know who their leaders will be,” he added.

The government spokesperson further appealed to Kenyans to treat such statements with the contempt they deserve, and to urged them to continue to be patient as we wait for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to make any announcement.

Col Oguna at the same time commended Kenyans and the media who patriotically called out this individual and relayed the correct information to the public.

  

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