Uhuru Returns to Facebook & Twitter

  • Former President Uhuru Kenyatta during an interview with Radio Okapi on Monday, November 15, 2022..jpg
    Former President Uhuru Kenyatta during an interview with Radio Okapi on Monday, November 15, 2022.
  • Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has made a comeback to social media after taking a break for three years.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, on Monday, November 28,  Uhuru’s communication department confirmed that he had returned to Facebook and Twitter.

    “Whatever you are seeing is his official Facebook account, I cannot comment on the Twitter account because someone is working on it.”

    The Facebook account is described as the Office of the 4th President of the Republic of Kenya.

    President William Ruto (left), his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta entertain other leaders in Nairobi on Monday, November 28, 2022.
    President William Ruto (second left), his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye (second right) in Nairobi on Monday, November 28, 2022.
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    On Twitter, the former head of state's user name is 'Office of the 4th President of Kenya' and the handle is @4thPresidentKE.

    By the time of publishing this story, the Facebook account had 1,092 followers while Twitter has 120 followers and it follows 2 people; the president of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye and the East African Community.

    The account which made its first post on Monday, November 28 does not allow public interactions as the comments section is deactivated allowing only those who are tagged.

    Upon returning, the first post made was about him opening the Third Inter- Congolese Dialogue that was held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

    "These consultations are a follow-up to the Inaugural Inter-Congolese Peace Consultation (Nairobi I) that was held in April 2022; the Second Inter-Congolese Peace Consultations, a scoping and mapping mission in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu (Nairobi II) which took place in May 2022 in the DRC.

    This culminated in the 22nd Ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State and Government, which appointed H.E. (Rtd) President Uhuru Kenyatta as the EAC Facilitator of the Nairobi Peace Process.

    The meeting aims at accelerating the ongoing regional efforts to attain sustainable peace and security in Eastern DRC,” read part of the post.

    Uhuru quit social media in March 22, 2019 being the most followed African leader on Twitter with  3.62 million followers.

    Uhuru first deactivated his Twitter account followed by his Facebook .

    He stated that he had left Twitter due to the constant insults and name-calling that flooded his timeline.

    "I left Twitter because of many insults. I’d rather have a conversation with my wife, sleep and work.

    You get sleepless nights after going through Twitter. You keep calling to ask about the insults," he added.

    Despite Uhuru quitting social media, parody surfaced, impersonating the former head of state. DCI warned Kenyans against using pseudo accounts to commit crime.

    Former President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Military Veterans Bill into Law in June 2022.
    Former President Uhuru Kenyatta signs the Military Veterans Bill into Law on June 15, 2022.
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