Twitter to the rescue in Kenya

Police official uses and teaches villagers about Twitter to quickly solve local problems.

    Kenya is riding a social media wave - it has the second largest number of Twitter users in Africa.

    And while it is already popular in the cities, the social media network is expanding beyond, now helping to make connections much further afield.

    In some towns, like Lanet, where police official Francis Kariuki uses the social media tool to alert the 28,000 locals about goings-on, it is quickly becoming a lifeline.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Lanet in western Kenya.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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