Kenya may ban Tiktok as Parliament Receive petition

The National Assembly speaker Moses Wetangula have receive a public petition to ban tiktok, a popular social media platform.

The petition which was signed by Bob Ndolo of ‘Bridge It Connect Consultancy’ states that tiktok promotes vulgar language, explicit content, offensive behavior and promotion of violence.

The platform has become a sensation for many Kenyans since 2020 and continue to receive overwhelming followers every day.

“My office has received a petition buy one Mr. Bob Ndolo seeking to ban tiktok in the country,” Speaker Wetangula announced in the house. “The petitioner alleges that tiktok collects enormous amount of data from its users, including information about their devise, location and browsing history and sharing with third party companies without users consent.”

Members of parliament immediately began debating the motion once it was tabled in parliament with majority of members opposing the motion saying there is nothing wrong with the platform.

“With this digital age, we cannot afford to live in isolation, we cannot assume to be living in some Island,” said Minority leader Opiyo Wandai.

Some parliamentarians commented on the good side of the platform which has been a source of employment to many youths in the country.

The petition has been forwarded to the public petition committee of National Assembly for discussion before a report is tabled in Parliament.

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