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Matiang’i cautions Kenyans against social media abuse

21 January 2015, 09:58

Nairobi - Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Dr. Fred Matiang’i has called on social media users to be mindful of the welfare and stability of the Country.

He said the level of abuse in material posted in the social media had reached alarming proportions and warned that action will be taken against those found culpable.

Matiang’i regretted that some individuals had even gone to the extent of targeting the person of the Head of State in a reckless manner saying this went beyond the right of an individual to demand answers on certain questions from the leadership.

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He said it was quite reckless for one to draw parallels between the Jubilee government and the former apartheid leadership of South Africa.

Speaking in Kapsabet after meeting with Governor Cleophas Lagat, the Cabinet Secretary took the opportunity to beseech all Kenyans to jealously guard the country's democracy saying the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution should be used responsibly.

“I am dismayed by the level of abuse that we see in the social media and I call on Kenyans to exercise sobriety and responsibility as they use the social media for the good of our God given nation,” Said the CS.

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