By David Gitari.
Peter Drucker once said “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old” The planet we live in today is evolving fast in technology, the urge to simplify and fasten operations in several industries is strong and intense.
Digital disruption is a bad and good thing, this only applies to the lens that one uses. Through my two lenses, the Kenya national values and principles of governance as expressed in chapter 10 of the Kenya Constitution, can be promoted effectively through the use of platforms, applications and innovations that exist in the world wide web, these would result in healthier systems of managing communities especially in lower political-administrative units.
An understanding of the applications in various sectors of the digital space would allow the counties and other similar actors to keep communities happy through exposure and networking forums online.
It’s through engaging online by county governments and other state and non-state actors on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik-Tok that would fulfil the principle of democracy and participation of the people. It is through use of social media that Government can be able to connect easily with its citizens and hence smoothly promote Good Governance, Transparency & Accountability providing hard-wearing impetus for rapid social, economic and political transformation.
The interaction of the Government and its communities in the digital space would amplify the sense of patriotism, national unity, sharing and devolution of power encourage the application of rule of law, democracy and participation of the people hence ensuring happiness among communities.
The use of monitoring and evaluation tools in the digital space can help counties to understand and analyze trends which would help in strategy formulation and implementation and programs of sustainable development plans that would ensure equity, human dignity, social justice, respect of human rights, non-discrimination in service delivery and protection of the marginalized communities.
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