Local chiefs in Nairobi have been urged to join social media in order to curb security fears in the country.
Following recent cases of insecurity in different locations around the state, Kajiado deputy commissioner Mwangi Kahiro said it would be of great benefit to the leaders because they would be able to interact with as many locals as possible and be in a position to monitor situations, reports CAJ News Agency.
“The locals will be able to notify us in case of an emergency and will respond to the emergency promptly,” said Kahiro, while attending an induction ceremony for Christians in Matasia Location.
HumanIPO reported last week Kenyan Chief Kariuki, a local administrator in Lanet Umoja, Nakuru North district, had been praised at the annual Google Ideas conference in the United States for his community impact through the use of social media.
The campaign also calls for the chiefs’ attendance of ICT classes to efficiently work with the new technology as well as phones that can access internet for social network accounts.