#KOT on rampage with #SomeoneTellCNN Kenya is not a terror hotbed

KOT on rampage with #SomeoneTellCNN Kenya is not a terror hotbed

BY NANCY AGUTU

Kenyans on Twitter have not taken kindly to CNN’s reference to the country as a “hotbed of terror” that US President Barack Obama will visit from Friday. CNN reported that Obama is not just heading to his father’s homeland but to a region where al Shabaab is posing new security threats for his trip.

The news agency said recent strikes against al Shabaab strongholds in Somalia could have been aligned with his three-day visit to Kenya. KOT defended the nation saying countries like Burundi, where a crisis looms over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bid, and Nigeria, which is facing a strong Boko Haram insurgency, are worse off. They cited measures taken to curb insecurity, international investments and top tourist destinations, adding that global media coverage on Africa is often negative. Some even demanded an apology from CNN. Starting Thursday morning, Obama’s security team took charge of State House with no staff and other individuals being allowed to enter and leave the premises until Sunday

Other measures include the closing of roads from 2pm on Friday until Sunday evening when Obama will leave, after the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes as police will block sections of Mombasa Road, Uhuru Highway and Waiyaki Way until then.

At JKIA, the taxi rank was moved to about a kilometre away. Flights between Kenya and Somalia were also suspended with immediate effect.

On Wednesday, an unknown number of al Shabaab fighters were killed after Kenya Defence Forces troops and Somali National Army captured the strategic town of Bardheere in Gedo region. This was a day after they captured Juungal, 35 kilometres away from Bardheere.

In the usual #KOT style Kenyans urged CNN reporters to visit the country and enjoy it’s beauty, with others claiming the US is also a terror hotbed. The US experienced one of the worst terror attacks in 2011 after suicide jets hit the World Trade Centre.

Mwasl3r asked the Americans to visit Lake Bogoria hotsprings to see what a hot bed of beauty Kenya is.

Rocky Jnr told CNN Kenyan athletes are known to terrorise the world in the long distance races.

Thomas Khirrecu argued that CNN was ignorant on it’s reporting of Kenya.

#someonetellcnn Your views are born of ignorance & racial prejudice. No country is immune to terror attacks inc US itself, UK, you name it.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/kot-rampage-someonetellcnn-kenya-not-terror-hotbed#sthash.uiydaOtl.dpuf

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