Kenyans Unite Against Nigerian Journalist Over her ‘Al Shabaab’ Tweet

Nigerian Journalist Kemi Omololu. Photo/Courtesy

A Nigerian journalist has come under heavy criticism from a section of Kenyan online users after canceling her trip to Kenya citing al Shabaab attacks in Somalia as her main reason.

Through her Twitter account, Madam Kemi Omololu claimed the attacks had made it ‘too dangerous to visit’.

Al Shabaab terrorist at Dusit Mall.

The little known journalist was supposedly invited to attend the African Women in Media event that kicked off in Nairobi on Friday running to Saturday.

She cited numerous terrorist attacks in Somalia while at the same time referring to the Dusit terrorist attack on January 15, 2019, where suspected al Shabab gunmen killed 21 people in order to justify her claims.


Her tweet, however, caught the fury of online Kenyan Users who never disappoints in countering such attacks. The comments from across the two social media sites, Facebook and Twitter suddenly went viral with others threatening to revive #KenyanVsNigerians debate that was already cooling down.

Here are some of the vigorous reactions from Social media users in Kenya;


She went on to reply to an NTV post claiming that Al-Shabab terrorists were Kenyan boys. She said the only way to visit is if she was staying with Uhuru and Margaret.

“I will come if I will be travelling with . My kids are Americans (even the US embassy was once bombed) or if Al-Shabab QUITS TERRORISM” read part of her tweet.

However, most of Nigerian Online Users calmed their Kenyan counterparts saying the journalist was less influential and not even liked in Nigeria as well.

Some Nigerians claimed that the journalist was deported from Canada.






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