Francis Kariuki



Francis is the administrative chief of Lanet Umoja, home to some 30,000 people in Nakuru North District, 160 kilometers west of Nairobi. Known as ‘The Tweeting Chief’, he has captured national and international attention for his deployment of Twitter, the micro-blogging platform, as a tool for community policing and neighbourhood watch, reporting and preventing crimes. Francis, who also uses Twitter to send messages of hope and peace, has more than 15 years of professional experience in education, government and applied technology to security technology mobilization.

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“It is always good to build trust with the people you are leading.”

Francis Kariuki