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Khalwale reacts to the ‘hacking’ of Uhuru’s social media accounts

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past event at State House, Nairobi. [Credit/The Star]
Former Kakamega Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale has weighed in on the ongoing debate about the suspension of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s social media accounts.

All President Uhuru’s social media accounts including his Twitter handle have been deactivated following what State House termed on Friday morning as ‘anauthorized access’ of the accounts.

“On account of unauthorized access to the official social media handles of H.E the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta .All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken,” read a tweet by Nzioka Waita, the President’s Chief of Staff.

As a result, Khalwale has expressed his concerns and worries about just how social media platforms belonging to VIPs like the President could be accessed from the ‘backdoor’.

The vocal politician now argues that digital crooks in the country have become more skilled than the government’s ICT experts.

“First the President’s mobile number was used to con 10,000,000/- from an unsuspecting Indian businessman in the President’s name. Now they have gained unauthorized access to his official social media accounts. It just doesn’t add up! Crooks are now ahead of ICT experts…,” Khalwale tweeted.

It is not yet clear if the President’s accounts were hacked or otherwise.

 

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