Kenya’s new Chief Justice, Dr Willy Mutunga, has joined Twitter. The new CJ got one of the biggest welcome any famous person has ever gotten while having a first time on the social networking site. It might also not be that the Kenyans on Twitter would like just to follow him but maybe the expectation out there is so high. You could see from the comments directed at the new CJ’s twitter handle that many were looking for justice on stalled cases.
The new CJ also announced his presence on Facebook through an official page. Within one hour of joining Twitter, the new Cj’s account has gained more than 1,100 and it is still counting. Going through the new Cj’s followers, you will realise that there are a good number of them who are also new on Twitter. There are also CNN, Reuters and some Aljazeera journalists as well.
CJ Willy Mutunga’s appointment has been controversial with some religious and political leaders seeing him as immoral considering that he wears studs on his left ear. He has also been suspected to be gay with church leaders questioning his family values. He later said that he is not gay at the last parliamentary committee’s grilling.
Dr Willy Mutunga’s foray onto the social media to engage with the citizens is such a boost to the online community. Though there were doubts on the authenticity of the account, we did confirm from one of his close friends who says that it is the CJ himself who has joined Twitter.
On the main photo, the CJ can be spotted with an iPad on the table. The CJ is said to be one of the most tech savvy individuals out there. What do you think of the new CJ joining Twitter?