Angry Kenyans on social media are demanding for the deportation of an unapologetic incoming East Africa Bureau Chief for New York Times, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, after the American news outlet posted gory images of the Riverside Drive Attack and arrogantly refused to take them down despite multiple complaints from Kenyans.
In a response to the calls for the pulling down of the images, Kimiko gave Kenyans a huge middle finger in an arrogant response, saying she wasn’t responsible for the photos posted by the news source, followed by an arrogant statement by New York Times regarding the matter.
Kimiko would later delete her tweets.
Through the hashtag #DeportKimiko, Kenyans are now urging the government to cancel Kimiko’s work permit and deport her.
— Φ (@eddiiiie__) January 16, 2019
Don’t publish images here that you wouldn’t on your home turf. Apologize, delete. Don’t repeat. Be better. Know better. Learn. #DeportKimiko may or may not be the answer, but there’s a lesson in learning from the past to be had here. I hope it’s a wake up call. #RiversideAttack
— Janet Mbugua (@OfficialJMbugua) January 16, 2019
Kimiko is the true definition of the type of people we don’t need in our country! I throw my full weight in support of #DeportKimiko!! Let the world know we mean business!!..We still need a proper apology from her and The New York Times as she is sent back where she came from!!
— Xtian Dela™ (@xtiandela) January 16, 2019
If deporting Miguna was urgent,this is URGENTER. This lady's arrogance in our very own soil , worse still when we are at pains is not only unsettling but also unforgiving! Kwani yeye ndio nani? #deportkimiko
— Its DMO. (@Daudyongeri) January 16, 2019
#deportkimiko For her own safety. Imagine angered and devastated relatives of victims of the #KenyaAttack whose images she sent to New York Times meeting her in Nairobi. Could turn ugly. Reassign her. Kenya won't forget she stood by her gory images like a Shabaab sympathiser.
— BenNM254 (@BenNM254) January 16, 2019
— Erick Kimeu (@kimrickooh) January 16, 2019
— Eng Anthony (@ItsEng_Anthony) January 16, 2019
New York Times &other western media have been posting gory images &videos when terror attack happens in Africa or any black-people nation. You won’t see them doing the same when terror attacks happen in London or New York. STOP MODERN DAY RACISM. #DeportKimiko #SomeoneTellNYtimes
— Atanas (@Atanasi_K) January 16, 2019
Btw this is not the first time @kimidefreytas @nytimes a la #deportkimiko , are showing us the middle finger already in 2017 to a point of even blocking me.! Time to let her & her arrogance GO AWAY. #SomeoneTellNYTimes #KenyaAttack cc @KinyanBoy pic.twitter.com/Xp8jAAiWER
— Mkenyalligentsia (@kenyalligentsia) January 16, 2019
Incoming New York Times Editor to EA @kimidefreytas feeling KOT’s wrath following the Times insensitive reporting by showing pics of the dead. #DeportKimiko picking up steam, Kenyans want her out! Will she leave even before she settles in Nairobi? #KenyaAttack #RiversideAttack pic.twitter.com/sLdS1gUOtx
— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) January 16, 2019
— Kalamzinga (@Kalasinga_) January 15, 2019
The story is linked to you but you didn’t know the pictures used? And when you knew after it was what did you do about it?
Usitubebe wanaaa (google that). I hope you have already packed? #deportKimiko
— Tintseh (@Tintseh_) January 15, 2019
— Njaramba Wanjohi🇰🇪 (@WanjohiNjaramba) January 16, 2019
— Arnold Mwamuye (@bembeyou) January 15, 2019
#deportKimiko ….If you want to work in kenya and with the people of kenya,RESPECT KENYANS.Feel the pain with us.
— Sarah Atagala (@SarahAtagala) January 15, 2019
You messed with the wrong crowd. Just pack up honey. Bye 👋 #deportkimiko
— K.A.S.Y.O.K.A (@Wamutua) January 16, 2019
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