Why Kenyans on Twitter are attacking Donald Trump
Just a day after Kenya pulled out all stops to welcome the World Athletics Championships winners, one site has reported that Donald Trump trashed their win saying that they doped their way the top of the table.
Team Kenya came home with 16 medals:7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze. Though Kenya has historically performed well in such fetes, this was the first time that Kenya topped the table.
Citing MSNBC as their source, Politics.co.ke said that Trump called the athletes ‘frauds’.
When Citizen Digital checked the MSNBC site, there was no such reference. Trump’s Twitter feed also had no information to that effect.
Nevertheless, Kenyans on Twitter have launched an online assault on the US Billionaire.
— Masaku (@masaku_) September 2, 2015
— MR.O.Gee (@THEOgada) September 2, 2015
— #KOTpromotion (@KotPromotion) September 2, 2015
— Machel Waikenda (@MachelWaikenda) September 2, 2015
— Muttai Kipkoech (@tracque84) September 2, 2015
Trump, who wants to vie for U.S. presidency on the Republican ticket, has been quoted by several sources to have said that he will deport Kenyans and other undocumented immigrants should he ascend to office.
This comes months after Kenyans on social media launched an online campaign against American broadcast giant Cable News Network (CNN) for calling Kenya a “hotbed of terror”.
The anger expressed by online users caused the government to withdraw an advertising contract with the network, and this prompted CNN’s Global Executive Vice President and Managing Director Tony Maddox to issue a personal apology to President Uhuru Kenyatta.