Youths in Kisii County have been accused of continued misusing social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Kisii County Deputy Governor Joash Maangi challenged youths to use social media wisely instead of spreading propaganda about elected leaders. 

"Our youths need to know that social media platforms are not meant to condemn, criticise or spread falsehoods about elected leaders. I urge youths across the county to use social media to develop themselves and share information that will change their lives," he stated. 

He warned local politicians against facilitating youths to spread propaganda on social media. 

According to him, laziness among the youths is the main reason why they are misusing social media platforms. 

"Young people must stop taking too much time on social media instead of venturing into small businesses to earn a living. Being given money by politicians to buy bundles will not help our youths. As leaders, we should not take advantage of the jobless youths to incite them to share false information on social media sites," he stated.

Maangi spoke on Tuesday when he presided over the rollout of Ministry of Devolution's civic education handbook dubbed 'Jukumu Langu' in Kisii County.