Kenya’s most popular Twitter personality President Uhuru Kenyatta has surprisingly unfollowed almost all the people he had been following on Twitter.
Kenyatta who is known for his twitter personality in Kenya based on the number of followers, was following more than 140 people but this suddenly diminished leaving just eleven people who are mostly leaders of other countries.
In Kenya, the President unfollowed everyone except First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu.
Among those who the President retained following around the world are the United States President Barrack Obama, François Hollande of France, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan’s Abe Shinzo.
Some of the African leaders Kenyatta now follow are: Tanzania’s John Magufuli, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi A. Adesina.
Others equally unfollowed by the president include: Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, Police Inspector, Joseph Boinnet, State House official account, Water Cabinet Secretary (CS), Eugene Wamalwa, former CS, Charity Ngilu, blogger Ory Okolloh, South African President, Jacob Zuma and former Tanzanian Head of State, Jakaya Kikwete.
The presidency is yet to make clear the reasons for such decision as BuzzKenya was unable to reach the presidency’s Director of Digital Communications Dennis Itumbi.
President Kenyatta is known for his immense interaction with the people via social media. He was reportedly the first person in the country to hit one million followers in 2015. He was also the second most followed African President behind Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.
According to Kenyans.co.ke, Kenyatta has overtaken Kagame and is currently followed by over 1.4 million people owing to his active interactions on social media.