Inside Boda boda Rider’s Plot to Blow up KICC; Joho Deletes Governor AbdulSwamad’s Photos Weeks After Meeting Ruto & Gideon Moi Lands New Role With Commonwealth Amid Kanu Crisis

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It is said that we are currently at the peak of the information age, and there is no better time to be alive.

While technology, specifically social media, has revolutionized the way we communicate, we are learning of unprecedented impacts of these development day by day.

Facebook, which remains the most popular social media platform, is facing an emerging problem in regulating content made through its Live feature.

Just yesterday, a disturbing video emerged of a man who filmed through the tragic plane crash in Nepal that claimed over 60 lives.

The man, who was a passenger on the plane, was filming the scenic exterior view from his window seat when the tragedy struck, and the world got to witness an actual plane crash, from the moment trouble struck, to when the plane hit the ground in flames.

In 2022, the world also watched a Kenyan lady, Hellen Wendy, lose her life in a swimming pool in Canada.

She had gone live on Facebook to share her delightful afternoon with her friends, only to end up broadcasting her dying moments in real time.

There are many other similar incidents that may go unreported or which are outside our proximity, such as live-streamed suicides, all which may be traumatizing to sections of netizens.

As such, Facebook should seriously consider adding a department of content moderators dedicated to monitoring the livestreams and cutting them off incase disturbing moments occur.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Inside boda boda rider Victor Bwire’s plot to blow up KICC

Victor Odede Bwire at a Nairobi court on January 16, 2023.

Victor Odede Bwire was a man on a mission. He jumped onto his motorbike in January 2019 and started on a road trip between Nairobi and Elwak town in Mandera, located near the border of Kenya and Somalia.

During this journey, he checked the number of police roadblocks, noting how many times he was stopped by security officers and relayed the same to a shadowy man in Somalia.

On the way, he was also asked to observe how security personnel would treat him if he carried a passenger on his bike.

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Joho Deletes Governor AbdulSwamad’s Photos A Few Weeks After He Agreed To Work With Ruto

Former Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has removed photos of Governor Abdulswamad Shariff from his Instagram.

The former governor of Mombasa, Ali Hassan Joho, has deleted his photos with Abdulswamad from his Instagram account.

The former governor’s actions came barely three weeks after the head of state, William Ruto, was in Mombasa, where he held consultative meetings with the current governor and they agreed to work together.

According to keen observers who were following the former Governor of Mombasa on Instagram, they noticed that Joho had deleted some three pictures that he had taken on different dates.

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Gideon Moi lands new role with the Commonwealth amid Kanu crisis

Gideon Moi

Kanu leader Gideon Moi has landed a new role with the Commonwealth amid the internal crisis in his political party.

Nairobi News has established that Mr Moi is part of a group of election observers who are currently in Caribbean nation Antigua and Barbuda.

Mr Moi was picked to join the team just five months after he lost in the Baringo County Senatorial seat and a time when his longtime ally and former Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat, ditched him for President William Ruto.

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With the form one selection results out, complaints have once again emerged of children being sent to schools miles away from their homes, in completely unfamiliar territories. Do you think the government should revise its policies so that children are sent to schools that are a sensible distance away from their parents and guardians? 

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