9 August 2018

Kenya: Nyakundi's Sneaky Comeback on Twitter Yet Again Foiled

Controversial blogger Cyprian Nyakundi's latest attempt to make a comeback to the digital space has yet again been foiled by Twitter.

In a span of two weeks, the American-owned online news and social networking platform has suspended an account believed to be operated by Nyakundi.

Interestingly, this development comes barely a month after Twitter trimmed his followers by about 500,000.

The first account associated with the blogger '@C_NyakundiH' was suspended on July 31, immediately depriving him of his consistent interactive sessions with his 700,000 followers.

Looks like Twitter has also suspended again the new account that Nyakundi had created and had gained about 5,000+ followers today. pic.twitter.com/JHoonheBaQ

-- Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) August 8, 2018

It is believed the suspension had everything to with the semi nude photos of a media house boss in the company of two women, which Nyakundi recently posted on Twitter.

Just days after his suspension, Nyakundi is believed to have put up another account '@ATNyakundi' which was gaining traction and had attracted about 5000 followers before it was suspended on Wednesday under unclear circumstances.

By the time the second account, bearing his profile picture, was suspended, Nyakundi was already posting controversial statements and questioning most of the dealings within government, Parliament and the corporate world.

Not even a 'mini-protest' on Twitter by the blogger's followers, pleading his case, could avert the inevitable.

Imagine being blogger Cyprian Nyakundi.

Man was expelled from Meru University a few years ago because of Twitter and now twitter has indefinitely suspended him a few days after slashing his followers by almost half... .

The boychild spokesman is under sieke.#BringBackNyakundi

-- Kenyan Parrot🇰🇪 (@TheParrotKE) July 31, 2018

Cyprian Nyakundi statement in Suspension of his Account

"Yes, my Twitter account has been suspended over a post that had been used multiple times. I have been a victim of targeted reporting and false claims of abuse due to my views, on a platform that purportedly promotes

-- Dennis Nyambane™ (@ItsNyambane) July 31, 2018

His Earthquakeness Cyprian Is Nyakundi is not only the Boychild President but also the defacto Chairman of Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. The fearless champion of social justice. #BringBackNyakundi

-- Eng. Peter Kiptoo (@Hon_Kiptoo) July 31, 2018

DEFAMATORY TWEETS

Coincidentally Nyakundi, who refers to himself as the 'Boychild's President', has severally found himself on the wrong side of the law owing to the defamatory tweets he often posts.

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, his Kirinyanga and Mombasa counterparts Anne Waiguru and Hassan Joho are among high profile politicians who have dragged the blogger to the courts on accounts of defamation. Bidco CEO Vimal Shah and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore have done likewise.

It is now not clear what is the next move for Nyakundi, who also boasts a huge following on Facebook.

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