President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday gave an explanation as to why he is not keen to get back on social media.
The President narrated his experience with the Twitter social media platform back when he had the largest following in Africa for a political figure.
He stated that the app would keep him up late into the night as he went through comments left on his posts.
President Kenyatta narrated that sometimes the comments were so disrespectful that he would call his team in the night seeking recourse.
“Mimi si mtu wa Twitter na hizo zingine, niliondoka. Niliona hapo hakuna kitu kingine ni matusi tu! Unakaa hapo ukisoma… hulali, ukiangalia huyu anasema nini, na huyu mwingine… Alafu unapiga simu, ‘Unaona vile huyu mtu amenitusi?’
“Afadhali nilale bwana…nipige story kidogo hapo na mama, nilale, niamke niende kazi na dunia iendele.”
He added that neither does he pay attention to what is published in newspapers.
The President noted that he had opted to have in-person engagements in people to collect the information he needs to make decisions.
He stated that he has been having face-to-face meetings with interest groups to hear their views on certain matters including the BBI document.