As we get closer and closer to the election, some politicians are already gearing up for 2017 by reaching out to the youth in one of the best ways they can; using social media to generate political traction.

One good example is Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, whose campaign team appears to be behind the #Kenyansfor001 hashtag.

The hashtag is essentially an aim to sensitize social media users about Joho’s achievements while in office. Here are some of the tweets that have been generated:

And, as expected, some pushed the campaign humorously, to great effect.

What do you make of it? Do you think he’s doing this whole campaigning thing right, and would you advise his counterparts and competitors to follow his lead?

Douglaswrites