Kenyan Blogger Praised for Coverage of Westgate Mall Attack

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Over the course of the Westgate mall attack and subsequent hostage situation, Kenyan blogger Robert Alai has utilized Twitter and Facebook to deliver live coverage to over 100,000 people.

Alai has earned praise from both fellow Kenyans and people following the situation abroad for his quick updates, a mixture of information from sources and official accounts.

“On behalf of Kenyans in Australia, thanks mate for keeping us updated,” said Daniel Ngari via Twitter to Alai.

“i followed all social media channels and live streams you were both reliable and timely on your info – thank you – good job man!” said Jude Clark, also via Twitter.

“All Kenya media houses just repeating same stories, but one Robert Alai tweets fresh ones,” said Peter Mugo. “Kudos.”

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