State House Facebook page: During the national Covid-19 conference that took place on Monday, September 28, the deputy president William Ruto was expected to be among the chief guests.
However, the DP did not show up, prompting the organizers of the event to remove his seat shortly after President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at 2pm. But this was not the end of the drama. On the State House Facebook page, any mentioning of the deputy president was blocked by the State House administrators.
People who tried to comment using phrases such as Hustler, William Ruto, WSR and other names associated with DP Ruto were unable to post. Soon, Kenyans on social media started sharing screenshots of commentators who were unable to make posts on the official page.
This is not the first time that the State House page is getting caught up in drama. The page has been dominated by controversy revolving around the deputy president. The administrators of the page have often been accused of deliberately omitting images of the Dr. Ruto from their posts.
One line of thought as to why the mentioning of the deputy president was blocked was seen as a bid to curtail netizens from dominating the page with commentaries about Dr. Ruto.