- Hawk-eyed Kenyans on social media have noted with great concern that the DCI social media pages have not been updated for some time
- The last post on the ever-busy DCI’s social media pages was on September 14 and was a clarification on the resignation of DCI officials
- TUKO.co.ke spoke to the agency’s head of communications, who said his team will soon get back to writing the compelling stories on social media
Kenyans have taken to social media to raise concerns about social media after noticing that CID’s social media pages had been muted for weeks.
The DCI social media pages, both Twitter and Facebook, have grown in popularity over the past year due to the compelling crime stories the social media team posts on an almost daily basis.
However, keen-eyed netizens have raised eyebrows at the deafening silence on the busy and busy social media pages.
“Guys it’s like the admin of @DCI_Kenya was among the officers who resigned. Tweeted the last tweet to resign and left. They did not comment on the attack by the bandits in Turkana,” one netizen wrote on social media.
The last time the social media administrators made a post was on September 14, where they provided some clarification on reports of some sniffer dogs retiring.
TUKO.co.ke managed to speak to a source in the directorate who confirmed that the communication had slowed down its social media operations as Vice President Rigathi Gachagua had ordered DCI officers to return to their officers and wait should have crimes reported to them.
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The source said, “The team didn’t want to appear to be competing with the DP,” said the source, who spoke anonymously.
TUKO.co.ke also managed to conduct an exclusive interview with DCI’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mike Mugo, who also spoke about how far the crime hunter’s communications department has come since its inception.
Mugo cited the support the team received from immediate former DCI General Manager George Kinoti as one of the reasons the communications team has grown and connected incredibly with the public.
“The communications department is barely two years old and we’ve done so much. We got so much support from the director who also had a background in communications and is very committed to our department,” he said.
When asked why the administration team is not posting as usual, Mugo said the Kenyans should not worry as the team will start reporting on the detectives’ operations as soon as possible.
He also spoke of the international recognition the Directorate as a whole is receiving due to the good relationships his team has forged locally and internationally.
“The communications department has made efforts to present the organization as accountable and interested in good relations,” he added.
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