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Moses Kuria's Facebook account closed

Thursday May 29 2014

Political activist Moses Kuria. Photo | FILE

Political activist Moses Kuria. Photo | FILE 

EVELYNE MUSAMBI
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Political activist Moses Kuria Thursday said his Facebook account had been shut down, days after he was grilled over alleged social media hate speech

Mr Kuria announced the shutdown through his Twitter account ‘They have shut down my Facebook account. They can do that but they will not shut down my resolve. I will be back!’

Speaking to nation.co.ke on phone, Mr Kuria said his account started giving him an error message shortly after he had posted about him and Waititu inspecting the KICC grounds for a Jubilee rally.

“At about 11.30pm, I tried logging in and the response was that ‘your account has been disabled by administrator’,” he added.

Mr Kuria had posted ‘Tomorrow Hon F Waititu and I will inspect KICC COMESA grounds at 11.30 am. This will be the venue of the Jubilee Rally on Saturday,’ when his account was pulled down.

The activist appeared before the National Cohesion and Integration Commission over postings on his Facebook account deemed as hate speech.

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Mr Kuria said some followers on twitter were already threatening him telling him they would have his twitter account suspended too.

“Social media power is huge and that explains why they are targeting vocal users like me as it seems I am an impediment to any activities against the Jubilee administration,” he added.

The activist who will be part of a delegation to China next week hopes to obtain lessons on how to build a prosperous economy without twitter and Facebook.

“I hope to gather some information on how countries like China survive without twitter and Facebook while on my tour there,” he added.

Mr Kuria has been vocal online prompting the NCIC to summon him after the Law Society of Kenya recommended to the Director of Prosecution that he be investigated for a post he wrote last week.