President Uhuru Kenyatta has accused international media of portraying Kenya and Africa in a bad light.
Uhuru found it unbearable to watch news when nothing positive is ever reported about Africa despite the continent’s uniqueness.
He was particularly intrigued that the international media like using Nairobi as their base for their coverage, especially of civil strife-torn countries such as Somalia.
“Sometimes you watch news, which I have stopped doing, and all you see is a problem created by international media such as CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, Sky and others. Nothing good you see from them.
“You see a guy reporting about Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and other countries far from ours, but they sign off in Nairobi. And in all those, nothing is unique,” said the President, who is on a visit to the United Kingdom.
The President urged the pundits to start focusing on Africa’s uniqueness and gathering compelling human-interest stories.
This is not the first time he told off the media. He has often accused local media of reporting on non-issues to attract more audiences.
He also deactivated all his social media pages, saying: “I left because I cannot keep seeing and watching what is of no importance.”