Kenyans on Twitter asked newly-wed NTV news anchor Dennis Okari to attend to “honeymoon demands” instead of camping on the micro-blogging site to post news updates.
Mr Okari tied the knot with the love of his life, Naomi Joy, on Friday, February 15 at Ridgeways Baptist Church in Nairobi.
And Kenyans expected him to take a break from social media on Friday evening so that he could direct all his attention to his wife. That [shunning social media], did not happen – and Kenyans realised.
“#UPDATE: Nine people die after a matatu and oil tanker collide at Chepsir trading centre on Kericho-Nakuru highway, Kericho OCPD Justus Kitetu says,” tweeted Mr Okari at 11:39pm.
In their tens, Kenyans reminded Mr Okari to “get his priorities right”.
Twitter user, Naftal Obwocha, said: “@DennisOkari, enda honeymoon, bro. News tutapata tu. Shughulikia bibi.”
Tony Kavinguha said: “@DennisOkari, utawachwa tena, buda boss; enda honeymoon. Breaking news tutapata tu! Shughulikia bibi ama utaachwa kwa mataa.”
Eric Kairianja said: “@DennisOkari, bruh, it’s not a good time for tweets.”
Neema Njoki said: “@DennisOkari, I thought you married jana [Friday]. Update?! Be close to her [wife]. [You are] on duty while on honeymoon? Be serious!”
Joel Kituku advised: “@DennisOkari, weka phone flight mode.”
Bedan Kinuthia said: “@DennisOkari, brathe kwanza shughulikia mama na hizi Valentine moods.”
However, not everyone believed that Mr Okari was personally handling his Twitter account.
Frank Mtetezi said: “@DennisOkari, somebody [is] handling your account. Najua mahali uko saa hii.”
Nonetheless, there are those Twitter users who appreciated Mr Okari’s effort at informing them.
Ngetich Towett said: “@DennisOkari, my condolences to the family of those who have lost their loved ones. And I wish the injured a quick recovery.”
EDAILY understands that Mr Okari’s Twitter account was active — sharing news updates — throughout the day, even during the time he was making wedding vows in church.
Mr Okari’s wedding was held in such a low-key fashion that some invited guests got to know of the wedding venue early Friday.
The journalist proposed to Ms Joy on January 26, 2019.
The couple previously held a traditional wedding at Ms Joy’s parents’ home in Ukambani in November, 2018.
Scanty details about Mrs Okari are known.
Mr Okari, who is K24 news anchor Betty Kyallo’s ex-husband, divorced the journalist after a 6-month turbulent marriage, with Ms Kyallo citing infidelity as the reason for their split. The two wed in October, 2015.
The former couple has a 4-year-old daughter together.