Kenyans angry about the way terror attack was covered in international media
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on January 17, 2019
The attack wasn’t over when the picture of the dead men slumped over the tables in the Nairobi restaurant where they had been having lunch was published. The decision of a number of US and European outlets – including the UK’s MailOnline and Germany’s Bild – to use the photograph was instantly condemned on Kenyan social media. The New York Times came in for the most criticism. The newspaper, angry users said, was using the “misery and tragedy” of Tuesday’s terror attack on the Dusit hotel for clickbait. What’s more, the speed with which the picture was published meant many were still unaware their loved ones had been caught up in the attack.