Uhuru Kenyatta’s Facebook page has finally dethroned Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki as the most liked page in Kenya. His likes now stand at 424,000, 5000 more than Churchill’s.
The Jubilee presidential candidate achieved this milestone yesterday, and his campaign team released the following statement.
We thank the Social Media fraternity in Kenya, bloggers and general internet users for making the Jubilee Presidential Candidate Uhuru Kenyatta’s Facebook page the most popular in Kenya. At the moment (time of sending this mail), the likes stand at 423,337, and rising every second.
We wish to assure Kenyan bloggers that when the Jubilee Coalition wins the 2013 elections on Monday, the new government will mainstream Social Media in governance and administration.
“Ours is not just a pledge–we have used social media in the past. As Minister for Finance, we compiled the budget together through twitter. And during the compilation of our manifesto you (bloggers) played a big part in that important initiative”,noted Uhuru.
Thank You .
God Bless Kenya.
Jubilee Presidential Campaign Team.
The page, facebook.com/myuhurukenyatta is further receiving hundreds and at times thousands of likes in a single day, making it one of the fastest growing FB pages in the country.
Churchill will have to contend with having the second most liked Facebook page, after holding the first position for a few weeks. Before him was politician Harun Mwau, whose page had 450,000 likes towards the end of last year. His page likes currently stand at 332,000, meaning he has lost close to 120,000 likes in less than 3 months. Most of the likes were however not natural, but as a result of heavy advertising within Facebook, and allegedly bulk buying.
NTV Kenya comes at number 3 with 410,000 likes.