Nairobi, March 22 -- The State will limit the use of popular Chinese social media platform TikTok by government officials in order to protect sensitive data as well as the security of Kenyans, the Interior Ministry has said.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki told Parliament the National Security Council (NSC) is currently dealing with the threats posed by social media platforms including TikTok.

"We are currently dealing with this matter of TikTok as the NSC. As you know, the Interior Ministry coordinates cyber security programme on behalf of the country," Prof Kindiki said.

"We as the National Police Service (NPS) and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) are working with the Ministry of Defence and that of ICT to guard our...