Kenya has an opportunity to make things right in the eye of citizens and ramp up negotiations with social media platforms to enable it to checkmate the excesses of criminal elements.
The lawmakers must also empower the countrys regulatory agencies to act on issues like this.
He even warned members against registering for the governmentissued identity card.
Explaining the CAs inability to clamp down on Mackenzies digital content, Chiloba said that the social media platforms are owned by nonKenyans, a fact that insulates them from the existing regulations.
What we are doing is putting up content together so that we can build up a case with international social media companies so that they will be able to pull down the content related to Pastor Makenzi and any other misleading religious content in the country.
366 dead bodies have been recovered from the Shakahola forest in Kilifi County, the location where Mackenzie and the church members resided until his arrest.
Ironically,Tabitha Mutinda one of the senators said this issue was posing great harm to the country and something urgent needs to be done to reverse the trend.
All over Africa, there have been calls for social media regulation.
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