President Uhuru’s government is not taking chances with social media and the blogosphere – an area it has dominated since romping to power – with revelations that it has hired 36 ‘bloggers’ to manage its online presence.
To deal with the opposition, the government has also hired 13 hackers.
The Jubilee government has lost much of the enthusiasm among young people which peaked during the 2013 election and immediately after but which has since dwindled as the stark reality of governance faces up with pomposity of lofty campaign pledges.
Top blogger Joseph Githu has gone rogue of late with his continuous faulting of the Uhuru regime non delivery of essential services to Jubilee backyard.
The 36 bloggers are said to be working under an expanded digital unit of the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU) and will work under Blogger-In-Chief Dennis Itumbi.
They will all be operating from Office of the deputy president William Ruto and NOT STATEHOUSE.
With the hiring of the 36 bloggers it is expected that CORD Bloggers will NOT be harassed by state agencies since the 36 can overrun the CORD bloggers anytime.