Last week marked the first visit by Pope Francis to the African continent. He is also known by his Twitter handle @Pontifex. The Pope arrived in Nairobi on Wednesday evening and the excitement he created was felt through Twitter. Prior to his arrival, Kenyans had begun Tweeting about his arrival using various hashtags that all became top local trends on Twitter.
Mungu abariki Kenya! God bless Kenya!
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 25, 2015
Below is a sample of some of the tweets from this past week:
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) November 25, 2015
— UN Environment (@UNEP) November 26, 2015
"I appeal to the young people of the generation to build a society that is more just and inclusive. be concerned for the poor" #PopeInKenya
— Sakaja Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) November 26, 2015
Kenyans were on the international spotlight for the two days that Pope Francis was in Kenya. As illustrated, Twitter was the go-to place for Kenyans to share their real time updates and take outs from the mass and various activities presided over by the Pope.