President Kibaki has today praised Kenyan On Twitter for using social media as a tool to promote development, peace and cohesion. Addressing a media convention at the KICC, President Kibaki said that was pleased to learn that Kenya is ranked second on the African continent in the use of Twitter.
Kibaki, however, challenged users of these new media platforms across Africa to exercise their freedoms responsibly and use these them to promote development, peace and cohesion.
“This rapid growth of technology use is promising to transform societies in ways perhaps unthinkable only a few years ago. It has enabled the emergence of new ways to communicate, to share information and knowledge, and for people to widen their sense of participation, identity and belonging.”
The president also warned on the use of “vulgar talk on some radio programmes as well as obscene scenes on television during family viewing time.”