Yesterday we reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter handle (@UKenyatta) was now in the hands of an unknown person. Statehouse has come forth to distance itself from the account.
“That is a fake account, it is not genuine and we have nothing to do with it,” spokesperson Kanze Dena told a local media house.
When @Ukenyatta was deactivated in May 2019, the bone of contention was over a tweet that was unpresidential.
The tweet was, “If you are corrupt we will fight you. You can be my brother or my sister or my closest political ally, but if you are corrupt we will fight you”.
According to Twitter, when you deactivate your account, it is possible to restore your account within 30 days after deactivation. Beyond that, someone else can take up the account name and make it theirs.
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