Azziad Nasenya was discussed in the Kenyan senate proceedings yesterday for a fascinating reason.
The discussion was regards the use of the now viral social media platform, TikTok that apparently entertained all Toms, Dicks and Harrys to create content.
The Senators were debating about putting efficient laws in place to guard the moral standards of the Kenyan people especially the youth, who are the greatest percentage of users.
Nominated senator from Garissa, Hon Iman Falhad Dikow asked the Senate to investigate the use of the digital platform and whether it was a safe space for the Kenyan community using it, after the application recently faced allegations regards personal data privacy.
Before Nandi County Senator Cherargei referred to the fact that TikTok boomed especially in the country after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, discovering sensational dancers like Azziad Nasenya whose magical moves brought the internet to a standstill following her Utawezana debut.
— Peter Majiva (@majiva) September 17, 2020
The politician further urged fellow members that it was important to guard Internet usage locally and especially among the younger generation who fall prey to all sorts of immoral content.
According to him, Kenya was yet to certain standards to protect the dignity of the people and to preserve the African morals. Have a listen:
Senators say Tik Tok, other social media sites should be regulated in Kenya.
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) September 17, 2020
The mention saw the internet erupt as tweeps persistently tagged the 20-year old celebrity until she got wind of what was going on. Check out netizens’ reactions:
October 23, 2020