Machakos County Deputy Governor Engineer Francis Maliti is proposing for the formulation of proper laws that will tame social media abusers. 

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Maliti said there is an urgent need for the social media space to be regulated to ensure the platforms are not used to abuse Kenyans and invade other people's privacy. 

He argues that some people are taking advantage of the social media platforms to defame and demean Kenyans and leaders. 

“It is wrong and unethical when some people use social media to spread propaganda against their leaders and the Government, " he said during Masii police party on Sunday.

As the champion of moral values, Maliti urged Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ezekiel Mutua to spearhead the formulation of proper laws to deal with social media abusers and propagandists. 

"I call on Dr Mutua to work with Members of Parliament (MPs) and come up with suitable laws that will protect Kenyans from social media abusers,” Maliti said. 

The Machakos Deputy Governor warned that propaganda being spewed on social media against some leaders and the government can easily fuel disharmony if perpetrators are not arrested and prosecuted.

Speaking at the event, Dr Mutua said the Board will not relent in championing for moral values and national aspirations.

“We are also concerned on the amount of hate and abuse that is being spewed on social media against leaders and other innocent Kenyans,” he said. 

Dr Mutua said that the internet should be used wisely and for the benefit of society. 

At the same time, the KFCB CEO urged the youth to use their talents to benefit society and stop making content that depicts the society negatively.

He said that that KFCB will continue to crack the whip on creators and producers of bad content.

"There is money in clean content. It doesn't need to be dirty or vulgar to sell,” the moral cop said.