CNN apologises to Kenya for ‘hotbed of terror’ remarks

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta got a visit from CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Tony Maddox. Tony 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.

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He admitted that the description of Kenya as a “hotbed of terror” was both ill fitting and undeserved.  Kenyans took to social media their discontent with CNN’s coverage with the hash tag #SomeoneTellCNN

President Kenyatta said on his official FaceBook page: “I expressed my deep disappointment at the story not only on behalf of the government, but also because it angered the people of Kenya.”

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Related article: Kenyans react to #SomeoneTellCNN ahead of President Obama’s visit

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