Tiktok has a new member, the Governor of Nairobi Johnson Sakaja.
The Governor has explained why he joined the Social Media Platform, a choice he says has helped him to easily interact with the younger generation.
Giving credit to a friends daughter, the governor said that she told him to join TikTok since he shares “Serious matters” on his other social media platforms while on Tiktok it would allow him to easily interact with the young generation who rule the app.
“I have a friend whose daughter, told me we discuss serious meetings on Twitter and Facebook because, there are a lot of agendas and economic figures but, there is a new generation that is on Tiktok and does not want serious things,” said Sakaja speaking on Radio Maisha.
He took the young girl’s suggestion, and he joined TikTok on Saturday and much to his surprise, he gained 200,000 followers within one day and number have kept increasing since then.
“So I joined last Saturday and in one day I had 200K followers, it is as if they were just waiting for me to join, and right now they are at 300K.”
He also talked about his now trending video of him inviting the well-known Priscilla Wa Imani to City hall, saying that she caught his attention and was forced to tag along with the whistling trend the lady uses.
“Yesterday I saw this lady calling herself Priscilla Wa Imani who whistles everywhere she goes and calls people. So I went to TikTok and invited her to City Hall and it was in the evening so maybe today she will be there,” said Sakaja.
While at the show, Sakaja said, there is need to bridge the gap between leaders and citizens. Which he says has made free interaction between the two parties impossible.
“At times it’s not good to have work and no play. At times even us leaders need to show others that we are normal human beings, we are not kings we are just normal citizens given responsibilities to lead others,’ he said.
‘Most times leaders put a huge a barrier between them and citizens and its not supposed to be that way, because they forget that they are the ones who elected us and even after our leadership stint we will go back to being one of them.”
As of now, The governor has gained 325K Followers on TikTok with 1.2likes.