President Uhuru has thinned down people he follows to only eleven, with only three Kenyans remaining.
Apart from Deputy President William Samoei Ruto, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, the President ‘unfollowed’ over 600 people, ending the bragging rights of people like Caroline Mutoko, Dennis Itumbi, Kipchumba Murkomen and House Majority Leader Aden Duale.
The President also unfollowed former CS Anne Waiguru, current foreign affairs CS Amb. Amina Mohammed, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, Alfred Mutua, ‘Nexus’ (a state house newsroom), former IG David Kimaiyo, current IG Joseph Boinett and all state institutions on twitter.
Essentially, he unfollowed all his cabinet secretaries.
In the private sector, President Uhuru unfollowed Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, PR Guru Gina Din Kariuki and Chris Kirubi. He unfollowed Jeff Koinange and all local TV stations.
In the international stage, notable people he unfollowed are British PM David Cameron, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza. Uhuru also unfollwed AU Commission Chairperson Dr. Nkolasi Zuma, IMF Fund head Christine Lagarde.
Locally, he has unfollowed US Ambassador Robert Godec.
He however retains President Barack Obama, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania’s Dr. John Magufuli, France Francois Hollande, Nigeria’s Buhari, India PM Nenandra Modi and Japan’s Abe Shinzo.
The other international person he has retained is head of Africa Development Bank, the Nigerian banker Akinwumi Adesina.
President Uhuru has two twitter handles, @UKenyatta where he has slashed the hundreds he now unfollows and the institutional one, @PresidentKe, which is run by PSCU, and where he still follows over 100 individuals and entities.