Kenya's Trends for January 10, 2017

  • By Marikio Muchiri on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 5:04pm @marikiomuchiry [email protected]
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    A section of Jubilee leader at Deputy President William Ruto's Karen home Twitter
  • Kenyans were on Tuesday engaged in different debates on social media reacting to various topics including:

    1. #GunMisuse

    Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar sparked a debate regarding the handling of guns in the country after claiming that there were people who had been brandishing guns in public to scare members of the public.

    This was further propelled by reports that area Governor Hassan Joho had his bodyguards reinstated with sources claiming that they had been reduced.

    Omar, who is a top critic of the Governor, stated that he supported the government's decision of reducing Joho's security guards.

    2. Karen Residence

    This topic quickly scaled up the trends ladder after Deputy President William Ruto announced that he had hosted Jubilee aspirants from Rift Valley at his Karen Residence.

    3. Rift Valley

    A group of leaders from the Rift Valley region on Tuesday evening ordered Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale to apologise to former President Daniel Moi over remarks he made during the burial of former MP Mark Too.

    This set the stage for divergent views from a couple of people who aired their voice regarding the matter.

    4. #IEBCVetting

    Parliament's Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) spent the day vetting nominees for the IEBC Commissioners position led by Chairperson nominee Wafula Chebukati.

    Lawyer Chebukati, who is expected to lead the country in the August 8 elections, was taken to task by the lawmakers to justify his qualifications and suitability for the job.

    Kenyans jumped on the trend to air their diverse views regarding the new electoral body and the upcoming polls in general.

    5. Tahir Sheikh Said

    The country woke up to the news that a popular Mombasa billionaire, Tahir Sheikh Said, had passed on in a South African hospital.

    Majority of Kenyans jumped on the trend to condole with the family of the businessman who owns Mombasa-based TSS bus service.

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