Don’t waste time post­ing hate mes­sages on so­cial me­dia, Lorupe urges youths

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Peace Am­bas­sador Tegla Lorupe has cau­tioned youths against spread­ing hate speech and pro­pa­ganda on so­cial me­dia.

She yes­ter­day said many youths and civil ser­vants have been in­sult­ing lead­ers on Face­book in­stead of en­gag­ing in de­vel­op­ment.

“Some youths think post­ing on Face­book will help spur de­vel­op­ment in this re­gion. This is a waste of time and once you are ad­dicted, it’s dif­fi­cult to stop,” Lorupe said.

She spoke in Kishaunet area, West Pokot county. Lorupe urged youths to use so­cial me­dia to do busi­ness and unite com­mu­ni­ties.

“I am per­plexed that even se­nior peo­ple work­ing in the gov­ern­ment go as far as writ­ing non­sense on Face­book,” she said. Lorupe urged par­ents to ad­vice their chil­dren to shun hate.

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