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Online insults erupt in Kenya after vote

15 March 2013, 13:35

Nairobi - Tribal lines are being drawn over who won Kenya's presidential election. Unlike the bloody violence that scarred the country five years ago, this time the only fighting is online.

Machete strikes and bows and arrows are being replaced by bitter Tweets and angry status updates.

The exchange of barbs between supporters of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta - who was named the winner of the 4 March election with 50.07% of the vote - and top competitor Prime Minister Raila Odinga has degenerated into expletive-filled fights that has the government worried.

The Ministry of Information and Communications says it has been unable to contain "the ugly messages of hate and negative ethnicity" online.

The ministry's Bitango Ndemo said on Thursday that officials are working on overdrive to control the problem.

- AP

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