Do you belong to a WhatsApp group that of late has been dominated by political messages spewing hate against either President Uhuru Kenyatta or opposition leader Raila Odinga, or their respective parties and tribes? ETHNIC VIOLENCEWhatever the court decides on the case filed against President Kenyatta’s victory by his aggrieved Nasa challenger Odinga, the fact remains that the latent threat of ethnic violence does not make for sustainable democracy.
Jubilee might also be raring to take the fight to the Judiciary, having already pointed accusing fingers at judges it feels do not give favourable rulings. National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has signalled that a priority for Jubilee when the House reconvenes will be to revive a push for the removal of Auditor-General Edward Ouko. The KRA and Police have also been used to launch tax and criminal investigations on other opposition personalities.
His angry supporters have reacted in the way they know best, but their protests have met a deadly police response, with claims of excessive use of force and a rising death toll drawing accusations of a targeted pogrom. Solutions will not be found in the usual peace calls by religious groups, the business community, and various self-appointed groups of elders who simply want to preserve the status quo. But first, of course, it must be established that there, indeed, was a travesty of justice.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".