Kenya AG Githu Muigai joins Twitter,talks tough over scandals
“Working together for a better Tomorrow,” was the first Tweet by a Twitter account that claims to belong to the new Attorney General Githu Muigai on September 2,2011.
After the first tweet the AG was afraid that probably he was not communicating to anyone and he posted: “How does this work.it dont look like am communicating to anyone?”
Githu Muigai’s third post was fire spitting and he declared,”Kenyans must see a great change in my new office.Long forgotten files,pending files and current files issues will be re-attended.”
And only then did he get the first respond to his tweets, “Attorney General Proffeser(professor) Githu Muigai is now on twitter. Karibu mkubwah.*”
An then the usual twitter calls for a verification of his account. Many have been duped to follow fake accounts and spend most of their time following impostors. And there are many on Twitter and Facebook.
“Verify so we can be sure who is this.thank you,” one tweep challenged the AG.
“The official twitter verifying program is currently closed.My account will be verified as soon as the program will be re-launched. Thank you,” answered AGMuigai as he calls himself on Twitter.
And indeed when I checked Twitter official page on the issue of verifications they have closed public applications.
“Twitter’s public beta version of account verification is no longer available. After a long period of manual testing, we’ve closed public applications. We have removed our public-facing verification request form. In the meantime, we’re still verifying some trusted sources, such as our advertisers and partners. If you’re one of our partners or advertisers, please follow up with your account manager for details,” reads the statement in part.
Githu who already has 660 followers has promised Kenyan changes in 60 days. But there is alot of naivety in the writings of AGMuigai on his twitter page.
He claims in his bio,”Holding LLB and Ph.D from the University of Nairobi. LLM Degree from Columbia University. The New Attorney General- The Republic of KENYA.”
Githu joins Chief Justice Willy Mutunga who joined the social media two months ago. His Facebook and Twitter accounts have mainly been quiet.
So will the real Attorney General Githu Muiga please stand up on Twitter?