President William Ruto
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According to President William Ruto, popular app TikTok will now remove any harmful or improper content.

This comes after Ruto and the platform's CEO, Shou Zi Chew, had a virtual meeting.

It was decided at the conference that TikTok will review and have its material monitored by the Kenyan government.


Ruto claimed that the action will guarantee that the platform's material follows established rules.

"This new development means that inappropriate or offensive content will be expunged from the platform," he said.

Zi Chew, the CEO of TikTok, pledged to make sure that content is edited to adhere to community standards.


In order to manage its operations in Kenya and all of Africa, he also promised to open a local office there.

"He pledged to hire more Kenyans to work for the platform," a communication from State House said.

On Wednesday, Ruto made the announcement that he will meet with the CEO of the platform to discuss how the content may be vetted and paid for by Kenyan artists.

"I will speak to the global CEO of TikTok and we have moderation capacities on YouTube and X (former Twitter)  so that we can agree on a mechanism to moderate content on their space," he said.

The discussions took place in response to a commotion by some Kenyans over the offensive material that was broadcast on the site, especially at night.

Additionally, a petition asking for the platform to be outlawed in the nation was submitted to the National Assembly.