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X (Twitter) Reportedly Down Amidst Internet Disruption In Kenya

This comes as global internet observatory NetBlocks confirmed the internet outage at around 5 pm, on the same platform.

Users are having trouble accessing social media platform X (formerly Twitter) amidst a significant Internet outage that swept the country on Tuesday, June 25.

Viral Tea has encountered issues trying to log into the platform to access timely updates on events surrounding the anti-Finance Bill protests.

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It was on this platform that the hashtag #RejectFinanceBill2024 was mentioned over 1 million times worldwide.

This comes as global internet observatory NetBlocks confirmed the internet outage at around 5 pm, on the same platform.

NetBlocks reported, “Confirmed: Live network data show a major disruption to internet connectivity in Kenya,” sparking widespread concern and frustration among Kenyans.

The blackout coincided with escalating anti-finance bill protests, which have relied heavily on online mobilisation and live streaming by media and influencers.

This came despite assurances from the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) that such a disruption would not occur.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority has no intention whatsoever to shut down internet traffic or interfere with the quality of connectivity,” Mugonyi stated. “Such actions would be a betrayal of the Constitution as a whole, the freedom of expression in particular and our own ethos.”

Mugonyi underscored the critical role of internet access in driving Kenya’s economy. An internet shutdown, he reasoned, would sabotage the nation’s fast-growing economy and jeopardise thousands of livelihoods.

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