Yet another overseas media house publication has rubbed Kenyans the wrong way.
The Daily Mail, a UK publication’s coverage of Kenya’s star-boy Eliud Kipchoge got Kenyan On Twitter (KOT) baying for its blood in the same way the New York Times was hit at for publishing gory images of the Dusit D2 attack in Januaray.
The Daily Mail published the Sunday article titled: “The evolution of marathon running in recent years is troubling… it’s hard not to question the elite in the £1bn race.”
“Eliud Kipchoge was setting records while his country faces a major doping crisis” read the article in part, alluding a thinly veiled attack to Kenya after half marathon world record holder Abraham Kiptum was suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for an Athlete Biological Passport violation.
And not to be left behind, KOT, in their true element, made their feelings known, tearing to shreds the narrative peddled by the English tabloid via #someonetell @MailOnline.
“Kenya is not your colony, Jealousy will kill you” were some of the sentiments among others: