Kenya’s new CJ Willy Mutunga joins Facebook and Twitter

Kenya new Chief Justice DR Willy Mutunga has suprised many by joing social media.

The new Kenyan Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga has joined two social media sites Facebook and Twitter and within one hour he had 250 likes on Facebook and over 1,000 followers on Twitter.

“Thank you all for the welcome. I am overwhelmed by how strong this forum is – over 30 friends in 3 minutes!,” said Mutunga on his Twitter site.

Mutunga courted a lot of controversy during the Chief Justice interview after a stud he has in one of his ear caused uproar.He clarified that the earing  is a spiritual connection and not a symbol of his sexuality.

In his official Facebook page he urges his fans  to call him ‘Willy’ seen as a way of connecting with the millions of Facebook fans in Kenya. The country has more than one million Facebook users.

The move by Willy to join the social media is a bold one that may likely  open up the judiciary which for long has been seen as a den of corruption. And the people have said so on his Facebook page.

“Justice had been commercialized for a long time. Crooked Judicial officers and lawyers had traded at the fall of the hammer to have Justice dispensed. We pray that your five years should be Justice be our Shield and defender!” says one post on his Facebook page.

The CJ in one of the post says his wish is that the whole of the judiciary will join Twitter.

“I think I am likely to have a lot of fun on twitter. I am looking forward to a time when the whole Judiciary can be as connected as this,” his Twitter post reads.

Many politicians and senior government officials have embarked on the use of social media to pass across messages and interract with people . Notable among those who have embraced the new media include Finace minister Uhuru Kenyatta.

Uhuru posts his every major meeting and rallies on Facebook and has alot of feedback from the public.

He is quoted to have said in parliament that his Twitter followers helped him shape the budget. One of the recommendation by the follower was to scrap off filing of tax returns by employees with one job which he  immediately implemented.

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Posted on June 24, 2011, in General News. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Guez this is kul at this rate we gona rock the wrld and go places

  2. The Kenya we want hehehe

  3. Quite a revolution ?

  4. Somethings never cease to amaze me.

  5. Morning Daktari.
    May you have a good day.
    Sorry to bother you but please help me know how i revive a police case involving one of my debtors who gave me bad cheques amounting to ksh. 577,000, was taken to court and set free on benefit of doubt. The cheques were examined by the Government document examiner.

    I’M suffering while my debtor enjoys his life after he talked to the magistrate and the police.

    Please help.

    Peter kimathi Kariuki
    P.O. Box 1642 00100,
    Nairobi
    Tel 0722320998.

  6. Afternoon Daktari,

    Am happy for the changes you have made in the judiciary,i have a question on the on going confirmation charges at ICC. The accused 6 are the big fish as i may say and they are being charged for what happened in our country,my question is, what plans do the Kenyan judiciary have for the foot soldiers who burned,raped etc,am still in pain after what happened to me and the people who did that are just happy and going on with their life as usual while am struggling in pain after loosing all that i owned.

  7. excellent put up, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this.
    You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  8. Am winnie,i have a case of children custody at Nakuru.my two daughters aged 5 and 6 have been given to the father of my second born girl,i have never been heard,am so stressed and had written a letter to u last month same to high court Nakuru concerning file 186/15.Please please help me ,i believe something is not being right in tht file

  9. Morning, please i need help,file 186/15 at Nakuru children court .the magistrate cares not to listen to my plea that the man he gave custody to my two daughters aged 5 an 6 was molesting my elder girl as she complained to me.he is a military man and not her biological father.why would the court never listened to me even once and made judgement ?why not even interogate the children? why lock me up in Nakuru central polc and forciful take the kids frm me?even when the kids cried so much not to be taken? ??? 0724909411

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