CNN Apologizes to Kenya

August 14, 2015 1:51 pm0 comments by:

Nairobi-CNN Television has apologized over an erroneous news item that referred to Kenya as a ‘hotbed of terrorists’.
CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tony Maddox, delivered the apology to President Uhuru Kenyata at State House, Nairobi.
“He personally delivered an apology on behalf of CNN International and expressed deep regret after portraying Kenya as a ‘hotbed of terror’ ahead of a visit to Nairobi by President Barack Obama last month. He admitted that the description of Kenya as a “hotbed of terror” was both ill fitting and undeserved”. President Uhuru remarked on his twitter handle.
President Kenyata says he expressed disappointment over the story “I reiterated that the war on terror was a global threat, not exclusive to Kenya, and that Kenya’s troops and her people have made great sacrifices and still do, to keep Kenya and the region safe. In one stroke, CNN’s description of Kenya as a ‘hotbed of terror’ undermined the sacrifices made by our Kenyan troops, and the value of hundreds of lives lost, and relegated them to nothing”.
Kenyans expressed anger on Twitter, when CNN referred to Kenya as a “hotbed of terrorists” during President Barrack Obama’s visit.

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