Letter from Africa: Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp
By Joseph Warungu
I've just been promoted to become the administrator of a WhatsApp group aimed at mobilizing support for development projects for my home village in Kenya. With a click and a swipe, I can wipe away any member from the group. So I've been spending sleepless nights, impatiently patrolling the group's activities, waiting for the unfortunate soul who is tempted to contravene the rules governing the group. I had no idea power tasted this good.