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Meet Kenya's crime fighting 'Twittering chief'

An administrative chief in Kenya is using Twitter to help in the fight against crime.

When residents of his village report a theft, Chief Francis Kariuki passes the details on to his thousands of followers on the social network who will then keep an eye out for the stolen property.

A countrywide following has enabled 10 stolen cars to be recovered, Chief Kariuki explained, adding that he believed even thieves follow him on Twitter.

"If I send a message out that someone has stolen something they just drop the thing and run," he said.

More at and @BBCClick.

  • 02 Apr 2015
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