A storm is brewing between the State and Google over controversial content published on video-sharing platform YouTube which is owned by the latter.
The Government is concerned by hate speech being published on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp and YouTube.
“We have seen a lot of activity online during the campaign season and I can tell you that almost everyday, there is someone calling me to take down some piece of inciting content,” The Standard quoted Joe Mucheru, the ICT Cabinet Secretary.
Mucheru specifically has an issue with a video posted a week ago on YouTube channel ‘The Fifth Estate’, associated with political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi.
Mucheru is asking the internet giant firm Google to take down the video.
At the time of going to press, the video which is titled ‘Was Nkaissery Assasinated? Who Benefits?’, has amassed 196,180 views, and counting, and speculates on the cause of the sudden death of Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
“Did Nkaissery really die or did they force him to die?” Mutahi Ngunyi asks rhetorically in the nine-minute clip before coming to the sensational conclusion that the powerful CS was killed. “In my view, Nkaiserry was assassinated.” Ngunyi says.
A postmortem conducted on Monday, July 10 concluded that Nkaissery died of a heart attack.