Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has reprimanded media in the West for presenting Africa in a bad light, the Star newspaper reports.
Speaking at the UK-Africa summit, President Kenyatta said he wanted people to appreciate that each African country is “unique”.
“I keep telling people that sometimes when you watch news, which I stopped watching, you find Aljazeera, CNN, BBC, Sky News… talking about something that has happened in African countries and when the guy is signing off he says ‘this is John White reporting from Nairobi, Kenya,” Uhuru said.
“We have this unfortunate problem created by the media that every single day it’s the negative aspects of Africa that are brought out there.”
“I’d like people to appreciate that as much as we seek African unity, each country is unique and I believe Kenya is unique and should be known for it’s uniqueness,” he said.