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Ezekiel Mutua, Nyakundi, Xtiandela Kenya’s Twitter Big Wigs Loses Big Numbers As Twitter Purges On Fake Followers

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People are losing their followers on Twitter and it is getting to worse from bad as Twitter embarks on a clean up drive targeting dormant followers. As part of Twitter’  ongoing and global effort to build trust and encourage healthy conversation on Twitter. Follower counts are a visible feature, and Twitter want everyone to have confidence that the numbers are meaningful and accurate.

Over the years, Twitter has locked accounts when they detected sudden changes in account behavior. In these situations, they reach out to the owners of the accounts and unless they validate the account and reset their passwords, they were kept locked with no ability to log in. This week, Twitter will be removing such locked accounts from follower counts across profiles globally. As a result, the number of followers displayed on many profiles may go down.

Most people will see a change of four followers or fewer; others with larger follower counts will experience a more significant drop. Twitter say they do understand this may be hard for some, but believe accuracy and transparency make Twitter a more trusted service for public conversation.

Though the most significant changes are happening in the next few days, follower counts may continue to change more regularly.

The general argument is the purge is aimed st not accounts but Twitter clarifies that’s not necessarily the case on the targeted locked accounts.

In most cases, these accounts were created by real people but Twitter cannot confirm that the original person who opened the account still has control and access to it and so they’ll be needed to confirm. The numbers are expected to vary again after some of the locked accounts will have verified their identity.

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This purge is different from Spam accounts (sometimes referred to as bots) which typically exhibit spammy behavior from the beginning, but Twitter system has been accurate on stopping them since spam accounts are increasingly predictable by their systems, and can be automatically shut down with their technology.

US President Trump who’s one of the most active has lost a significant number of followers about 500,000 as if time of reporting this. Most celebrities internationally have been affected as well.

It seems they’re not all gone and most for resurrect.

Kenyan big wigs and influencers have also not been spared and have lost followers in their big numbers with biggest casualties being the popular Xtiandela and Cyprian Nyakundi whom have cumulatively lost over 1 million followers since the purge started.

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Nyakundi was originally at 1.2million followers

Xtiandela was originally at 1million followers.

Mutai was initially at 300K+ followers

Ezekiel Mutua the moral police has been whipped down by Twitter police down to 34K from 106K followers.

A part from Kenya’s twitter big names there are some other small scale influencers who’ve also been worst hit with most losing an average of 50,000-100,000 followers. Even the President Uhuru’s account hasn’t been spared either with this about 80,000 followers killed from his counts.

A bit of consolation is everybody is losing followers so it’s not just you alone, everyone including the founder of Twitter has been hit.

Twitter is also removing accounts that have been inactive for more than 30 days and this explains the big numbers of accounts getting killed. It might be depressing to most especially those with big numbers but it is positive on creating real conversations with real people. While fingers obviously are pointing, it is not definite that those who lost followers necessarily bought boys to scale up their followers count even though it could also be part of their predicaments.


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Kenya West is a trained investigative independent journalist and a socio-political commentator on matters Kenya and Africa. Send me tips to [in.kenyawest@gmail.com]

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Top Fifty Useful Sites You Currently Need

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A sample of fantastic sites you need in 2019. Search this on your favorite search engines.

Top 10 Sites to learn Microsoft  Excel for free.

1. Microsoft Excel Help Center
2. Excel Exposure
3. Chandoo
4. Excel Central
5. Contextures
6. Excel Hero
7. Mr. Excel
8. Improve Your Excel
9. Excel Easy
10. Excel Jet

Top 10 Sites for your career:

1. LinkedIN
2. Indeed
3. Careerealism
4. Job-Hunt
5. JobBait
6. Careercloud
7. GM4JH
8. Personalbrandingblog
9. Jibberjobber
10. Neighbors-helping-neighbors

Top 10 Sites to review your resume for free:

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2. Resumonk
3. https://t.co/h1BWIRqFVJ
4. VisualCV
5. Cvmaker
6. ResumUP
7. Resume Genius
8. Resumebuilder
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10. Enhancv

Top 10 Tech Skills in demand in 2019:

1. Machine Learning
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4. Data Visualization
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10. TED-Ed


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Medical Research: Nairobi Has Dirty And Germs Filled Money

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Scientists have tested money and phones from 395 food handlers in 15 different types of outlets in Nairobi County and confirmed the two items to be highly-tainted with disease-causing germs.

The researchers collected money from the food handlers in every denomination of the Kenya’s currency.

The money underwent through a thorough test for eight types of Disease Causing Organisms.

All of the tests confirmed positive of the DCOs. Of these, 20 per cent were food-borne pathogens.

The Sh 50 and Sh 20 denominations were the most tainted. Researchers believe that it’s because they have a possible wide supply and circulation. With Sh 1, 5 and 1000 being the least contaminated.

Staphylococcus species of germs that have been medically proven to cause skin, heart and bone infections, food poisoning and pneumonia were mostly present to all the denominations.

Bacillus species of pathogens were also present. The pathologist say these may cause food poisoning, shock, meningitis and blood poisoning.

E coli was also present on coins. The contaminant is usually from human Feaces. The contaminant is the root cause of most of urinary tract infections.

Phones were also tested and confirmed to be contaminated with 12 types of pathogens.

Staphylococcus,E coli, Pseudomonus and Klebsiella species were the most common.

The study reports that over 60% of people don’t wash their hands and an equivalent of 34% had no knowledge of food handling.

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This is has been recorded as the the second time KEMRI is warning Kenyans over the health risks of handling money and foods.

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Cryptosporidium parasites were also present on the coins. These parasites causes serious diarrhoea in children.

Independent medical researchers have refuted KEMRIs studies saying the germs present on coins and notes are less harmful.

While KEMRI says some types of parasites found on the coins, especially from butchers are contaminated with Zonootics.

This disease can be transmitted from animals to human.


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Doctors At Kenyatta Hospital Successfully Replants A Boy’s Penis After It Was Chopped Off

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Prof. Khainga.

On the 18th of December at around 1am, a 16 year old boy only identified as EM by the doctors for his privacy, was attacked by unknown persons and his manhood completely chopped off using a kitchen knife at its base.

Eight hours later, the form three student was brought to KNH with her mum where after review by disciplined team of plastic surgeons and urologists, he was admitted and scheduled for the landmark surgery.

Special team Of surgeons led by Prof Khainga, Dr. Ferdinand Nangole, Senior Lecturer UoN Microvascular surgeon, Dr. Ajujo Plastic Surgeon, Dr.Were(plastic surgeon). Prof Khainga and Dr L. Ajujo both operate a private plastic surgery clinic in Kilimani; Surgeoderm.

Dr. Mutie Thomas, KNH’s CEO has applauded the team calling them a master team and stamping confidence that KNH holds the facilities and experts to perform such a like complicated surgery.

In another incident last year in February, a team of 15 surgeons under Prof Khainga, anesthetists and nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital successfully reattached the hand of a 17-year-old boy which was severed by a chaff cutter.

The young man, Joseph Theuri, accidentally chopped off his arm last month while cleaning the machine used for cutting straw for farm animals into smaller pieces.

There was also the successful separation of two year old conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital which marked a medical milestone in Kenya. Other than South Africa, very few successful separations have been performed in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts operated on the twins for 23 uninterrupted hours.

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The replantion Of the young man’s penis is also a landmark being one of it’s kind to be successfully done. Doctors have confirmed that he had responded well to the surgery and normal reproductive system upbeat.


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