In a world where there has been increased emphasis on the digital migration and adoption of technology techniques for work and performance,very few of Kenyan Leaders have actualized this idea.The Kenyan Jubilee Government campaign slogan was that of a digitized form of Government,however many of political leaders and influential individuals in the Jubilee Governance are yet to adopt this idea and put what they advocate for in action.
Most Kenyan leaders are kinda “backward” as most frequently prefer old and manual ways of doing things and ignore the power of social media to influence and communicate with the public.Its no surprise most even lack a free Facebook/Twitter account,or either have these accounts but are inactive and inefficient, those active accounts have few followers or none at all.
Despite some leaders using Social media for the wrong reasons such as incitement and hate speech influence,its notable of the many advantages over the drawbacks social media has if put in the correct and best use.
Mr Kidero has 208,841 followers on Twitter and has so far posted 2,626 tweets to emerge Kenya’s top governor ‘tweet’ followed by his Machakos counterpart Alfred Mutua
His Twitter bio reads: “Governor, Nairobi City County. Better City, Better Life.”
Mr Mutua has 89,050 followers on Twitter and has made 1,417 posts mostly informing the people of Machakos County about the governor’s daily schedule, speeches made at public functions and updates on devolved projects.
The bio of @DrAlfredMutua reads: The Official twitter handle for Dr Alfred Mutua, Machakos County Governor.
Mombasa governor @HassanAliJoho ranks third with 37,945 fans followed by Bomet’s @IsaacRutoGov (33,992) and Makueni county boss @governorkibwana is graded fifth with 9,895 followers.