The Kenyan ‘rumour app’ that reduces tensions amongst communities

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NAIROBI, Kenya

A Kenyan organization Sentinel has introduced an app that will help reduce rumors in a bid to curb down on the increasing tensions among communities.

John Otunga, an employee with Sentinel, says that the app aims to build peace between different communities in Kenya’s Tana River, by using technology.

He adds that they encourage community members to use the app and a community radio station, to check the validity of rumours, and therefore reduce tensions caused by misinformation.