The password to your social media tools is like a door. If you make your door weak or leave it open, people will access your house and make out with valuable items. Your passwords need to be stronger, at least 8 characters (that includes letters, numbers, and special characters), unique, and only known by you.
Some apps will track and share your data, exposing you and whoever you communicate with. Avoid spy apps by all means and stick to genuine apps that can be downloaded from verifiable stores like Google Play Store.
Kenya is one of the countries in the world where citizens express themselves freely on the internet without fear of being intimidated. But with the freedom of the internet (protected by the Constitution of Kenya through the freedom of expression), comes with it the dangers of going overboard that only being self-conscious and responsible saves the day.
As the country goes through an election period, the urge to want to send messages and amplify political content online is higher than ever before. But in so doing, many people have ended up putting themselves and their loved ones in danger by exposing too much than what is needed to strangers.
Here is how to protect yourself online during this political period:
The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has been calling on Kenyans to be vigilant with their social media tools during this election period.
The CA, responsible for seamless communication, and a major stakeholder in the transmission of the election results, has put the necessary infrastructures in place and is working collaboratively with other stakeholders to ensure that the transmission is seamless and that no Kenyan will be anxious due to delays.