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Youths Advised Against Using Social Media to Spread Hate, Divisions

Kapseret Constituency Parliamentary aspirant Frank Murgor has warned the youth against being used by politicians in engaging in activities that cause chaos and spread hatred.

Murgor notes that the youth have for a long time been an easy target for politicians out to benefit from chaos and violence during the electioneering period.

The MP aspirant is also advising the youthful generation to make good use of social media platforms.

“I want to urge all youths to use the internet in an appropriate way rather than being deceived by politicians to spew hatred as they conduct online campaigns,” said Murgor.

Kapseret MP Aspirant Frank Murgor at a past event.

He also asked youths to turn out in large numbers and participate in the August 9 poll and vote for their preferred leaders. He further asked them to exercise tolerance during and after the upcoming general election.

As we are approaching August general elections this year, I am urging all youths to remain peaceful for smooth campaign and voting processes in the elections,” said Murgor.  

Youths were further asked to choose their leaders wisely – focusing on those that will bring development projects in their areas.

“When the time comes to vote, vote for a leadership which will spur developments in your wards, counties, and the country as a whole,” added Murgor who is seeking to replace the current MP Oscar Sudi.

Frank Murgor (in red t-shirt) at a past event.

Social media has been turned into a haven of spreading hate speech, division of Kenyans, creation of chaos, enmity, and all sorts of ills by some politicians. 

Many of these ills are propagated by the youth, most of who spend much of their time online.

The various social media platforms have turned into a key component for political campaings, and even as others use them to sell their agenda to the modern generation, some use it to spread propaganda, hate among other things that pose a threat to the country’s peace and cohesion.

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