Twitter foils robbery, pit latrine death and enhances community spirit


Despite lack of internet at Umoja village (no relations to Mojatu), the highly innovative local chief has found Twitter extremely useful. Kenyan Chief, Mr Francis Kariuki has adopted modern technology to keep his people informed, safe and secure. Mr Kariuki mobilizes his community using Twitter, despite the lack of Internet access in the village. 
He uses He uses the free text messaging service within his twitter account to share information with the local people who subscribe to his tweets. His account has numerous examples of theft, lost property, lost children and many village fortunes and misforstunes. Follow him at or check out his tweets at @Chiefkariuki. Some videos on his story -