As of this Friday, President Obama will become the first sitting president to travel to Kenya. He will engage in diplomatic activities, but will also visit family and explore his heritage.
News of the President’s impending trip to his ancestral homeland, has yielded a slew of interesting, salacious, and seriously skewed reports from the media about the country’s current social and political climate.
One CNN article in particular, however, which called Kenya a “terror hotbed” really struck a chord with Kenyan Twitter users. Fortunately, Kenya boasts the second largest number of Twitter users of any country on the continent of Africa. Kenyan Twitter decided tell CNN what’s up.
#SomeoneTellCNN…A terror hot bed is that USA of theirs where mass shootings take place each week. Shame on you Hypocrites
— Travel-Prenuer. (@Aaroncheruiyot) July 23, 2015
— John Kabubu (@JohnKabubu) July 23, 2015
— Bob Mbori (@bobmbori) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN we are a hotbed of heroes. A country which stood up to protect another country against terrorism despite the repercussions
— Ruth Mutegi (@RuthMutegi) July 23, 2015
— X-tian Dela (@xtiandela) July 23, 2015
— Christopher Kirwa (@chriskirwa) July 23, 2015
#SomeoneTellCNN that there more killings in one day in NYC than the whole year in Nairobi, and our Police don't kill blacks for sport!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DBK017) July 23, 2015
— EatOut (@EatOutKenya) July 23, 2015
— lucy mwangi (@lnmwangi) July 23, 2015