L is for @LarryMadowo

A-Z-KOT-phone-LOnce describing himself as a gadfly, Larry has fans and foes alike. Madowo earned the ire of KOT in 2011 by declaring that they should seek “actual experts” before voicing their opinions. The television anchor and technology editor was an early adopter of social media and an evangelist for it in the Kenyan media community. Among the first in the region to be verified on Twitter, Larry hosts The Trend, a popular late-night television talk show that engages heavily with Kenyans on Twitter and social media at large. Larry’s blogs, columns and tweets as well as his on-air personality all find him stirring the pot, keeping him top of mind with Kenyans on Twitter, whether or not they agree with his point of view.