CNN Boss Flies Into Nairobi To Make A Personal Apology

(Last Updated On: August 14, 2015)


Last month during President Obama’s visit to Kenya, CNN portrayed Kenya as a “hotbed of terror” worse than Afghanistan and as a result damaged the image of the country. This caused a lot of uproar in the country including President Uhuru Kenyatta who was deeply angered.

Kenya was to do a mega advertising deal with CNN but eventually had to withdraw it. CNN’s global executive vice president Tony Maddox flew into Nairobi from Atlanta to deliver an apology personally to the president. In his apology he said, “We acknowledge there is a widespread feeling that the report annoyed many, which is why we pulled down the report as soon as we noticed. It wasn’t a deliberate attempt to portray Kenya negatively, it is regrettable and we shouldn’t have done it. There is a world at a war with extremists; we know what a hotbed of terror looks like, and Kenya isn’t one.”

Here are some of his photos at State House.

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