The Independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) found itself entangled in the local political wars on social media after it posted a tweet referring to the building bridges initiative (BBI) as Burning bridges initiative.
The polls agency, while announcing the launch of signatures backing the proposed amendments to the Constitution, used the phrase ‘burning bridges’.
“Happening now: The launch of the Burning Bridges Initiative Supporters Verification Exercise at the Bomas of Kenya,” the tweet read.
The tweet had earlier been posted on the IEBC Twitter handle before it was hurriedly deleted, but not before the hawk eyed Kenyans on Twitter (KoT) brigate had taken screenshot of it.
The tweet that was meant to announce the launch of the BBI signature verification drive in turn turned to lit up the day wi the Kenyans taking political stands on the post based on their feelings for the BBI initiative.
Most Kenyans expressed their ire at the polls body accusing it of showing open bias against the BBI initiative with some wondering how it would be impartial in overseeing the entire process for an initiative that they were biased against.
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