Kenyans online went wild after the New York Times published images that show dead victims of the terror attack at Dusit complex in Westlands, Nairobi.
The image showed bodies strewn inside the Secret Garden Café.
The anger was palpable as social media users in Kenya took to Twitter and asked the US-based paper to remove the photo.
This complex probably has more Kenyan companies than foreign ones. And it is in poor taste for the New York Times to publish images of the dead https://t.co/V9JXarLeaq
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) January 15, 2019
New York Times writer Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, who is said to be the incoming New York Times bureau chief for East Africa, asked Kenyans to direct their anger to the photo desk and not her.
Kimiko is the true definition of the type of people we don’t need in our country! I throw my full weight in support of #DeportKimiko!! Let the world know we mean business!!..We still need a proper apology from her and The New York Times as she is sent back where she came from!!
— Xtian Dela™ (@xtiandela) January 16, 2019
This infuriated Kenyans more forcing them to apologies. The apology seemed half hearted though.
“As I’ve said, I don’t choose the photos. Please direct your anger to our photo department. Thank you,” she responded to one of the tweets.
— FERDINAND OMONDI (@FerdyOmondi) January 15, 2019
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