President William Ruto announced plans to meet the CEO of Tik Tok to discuss moderation of content on the platform.
Speaking at Nakuru State Lodge where he hosted the winners of the music festival, he mentioned the discussions will be aimed at reducing negative content on the site and leveraging on content monetization.
Future of Tiktok in Kenya
In a virtual meeting held this morning
Short-form video hosting service TikTok has agreed to work with Kenya in reviewing and monitoring its content.
The move, President William Ruto says , will ensure that content on the platform adheres to agreed guidelines.
In addition TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has committed to ensuring that content is moderated to fit community standards.
Recently the Kenyan parliament engaged in a comprehensive debate surrounding the petition, which was submitted by Kenyan citizen Bob Ndolo.
This new development means that inappropriate or offensive content will not be allowed on the platform.
During the meeting, Mr Chew has also agreed to set up a Kenyan Office to coordinate its operations in the continent.
He pledged to hire more Kenyans to work for the platform.