A well-known communications expert, Benji Ndolo was removed from President William Ruto’s Communication group. He was removed from the group after he called for the government to reduce fuel costs by 50%. Mr. Ndolo posted the message in the group and urged the administrator to convey the message to the president.
Ms. Joy Mdivo, the newly appointed Chairperson of the Kenya Power Board and the daughter of Bishop J.B Masinde, was responsible for his removal from the WhatsApp group. Mr. Ndolo clarified that his intent was not to incite anyone but rather to offer constructive ideas.
He emphasized that he did not incite anyone and that he offered ideas. He also stated that he could not work for a dictator.
The incident highlights the delicate balance between freedom of expression and participation in official communication channels, especially in matters of public concern and government policy.
This balance is important because it ensures that people can express their opinions without fear of retribution. However, it is also important to ensure that people do not use these channels to incite violence or spread hate speech.
The incident also shows that people should be careful about what they post on social media and other communication channels. They should ensure that their messages are constructive and do not incite violence or hatred.