Kenyan blogger Abraham Mutai has threatened to sue President Kenyatta for blocking him on Twitter.
Mutai was blocked on Saturday evening following a series of tweets where he criticized President Kenyatta's leadership.
Mutai, who is known to be an ardent defender of Jubilee government and Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, says he will engage a lawyer on the way forward.
“This is completely UNACCEPTABLE and a clear show of intolerance to criticism and it is in itself discriminatory. It is also UNCONSTITUTIONAL. I’m speaking to a lawyer right away,” Mutai tweets.
"President @UKenyatta I know someone thinks I deserve this but I think you're going after the wrong person. Am one of your biggest supporters currently. And as your supporter I can only speak the reality that we face as a country as some of your advisors have failed you," he adds.
Reacting to the incident, deported Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna has echoed Mutai's stand that it is wrong for President Kenyatta to block Kenyans on social media.
He says: “Private individuals can block each other but anyone who occupies public office – legitimately or illegitimately – and Tweets as such does not have any legal basis or excuse to block a citizen of the country they (mis)govern.”
However, Mohamed Weliye is of the view that the President has the right to block anyone since it's his personal account and not a public one.
“But public servants have their private social media accounts in addition to the one that belongs to the office they hold. Trump has 2. Obama had 2. Is this the president’s personal account or is this the account of the office of the president,” says Weliye.