Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta is back on Twitter three years after he deactivated his account.
The former Head of State resurfaced on Twitter with a new handle (@4thPresidentKE) on Monday, November 28, 2022.
The account was the first to share details of Uhuru's engagement during the opening of the Third Inter-Congolese Consultations of the Nairobi Peace Process, where he was the facilitator.
H.E. (Rtd) Uhuru Kenyatta, Facilitator of the East African Community (EAC)- led Nairobi Peace Process arrives for the official opening of the Third Inter-Congolese Consultations of the Nairobi Peace Process, the political track, Nairobi III at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/mgSyXTVCXl— Office of the 3rd Retired President of Kenya (@4thPresidentKE) November 28, 2022
The meeting was held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The regional peace talks were attended by President William Ruto and his Burundi counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye.
Uhuru's Twitter account (@UKenyatta) with over 3.6 million followers was deactivated on March 22, 2019. Then-State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita said the decision was made following unauthorized access to the President's official account.
Uhuru's confession for leaving Twitter
However, in November 2020, Uhuru confessed that he was forced to leave the micro-blogging site due to the constant insults and name-calling that flooded his timeline.
He revealed that he found himself pre-occupied with negative comments on his Twitter posts, spending an awful amount of time trying to understand why Kenyans on Twitter (KoT) were always harsh.
After much reflection, Uhuru said, it dawned on him that he was better off dwelling on constructive activities like strengthening family bonds than wasting time on Twitter.
“Ata Twitter niliondoka huko nikaona hiyo kitu ni bure ni matusi tu. Unakaa hapo unasoma hulali. Afadhali nilale nipige story na mama…nilale niamke niende kufanya kazi,” Uhuru said during the launch of the drive to collect 1 million signatures to endorse the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report on November 25, 2020.