Why Twitter is furious at article by UK newspaper on Kenyan election
Kenyans online on Monday went ham on UK’s Guardian newspaper for carrying a story that detailed how the country is “braced for violence as voters head for the polls.”
The newspaper tweeted the story, eliciting angry reactions from Kenyans online who accused it of peddling a negative perception on African elections.
Users accused the publication of lying to its readers and tainting the image of Kenyans.
Wft is this..if you have nothing to report pls leave KENYA alone..are guys vultures waiting for carcasses to feed on …STYLE UP GUYS
— martinnderi (@juniormarto) August 7, 2017
#SomeoneTellTheGurdian Kenya is a peaceful nation.
— Kakamega’s Finest (@jo_wisky) August 7, 2017
Malicious most unprofessional form of journalism. Mark this tweet u will retract and issue a formal apology to Kenyans!
— Eric Mosoti (@mosotih) August 7, 2017
Delete the tweet or face the wrath of KOT.
— GypsyWaiyaki (@GypsyWaiyaki) August 7, 2017
Mnajua ni ukweli acheni kujifanya
— Protein Sheikh (@medicsKe) August 7, 2017
We(Kenyans) will disappoint you by being peaceful
— CHRIS (@ChrisKE_) August 7, 2017
— Kiluti (@MutuaKiluti) August 7, 2017
There will be no violence. God of Jacob will prove you wrong. This is fake news.
— BaronGiorgio Kariuki (@GiorgioKariuki) August 7, 2017
Yeah, we know you are eagerly waiting for violence. That is what you like. Perusing your so called African coverage says it all pic.twitter.com/mYAcueduRv
— Jese (@jese1900) August 7, 2017