Emily Compagno, an American attorney and TV host is on the receiving end of Kenyans On Twitter (KOT) after alleging that pregnant women can’t vote in Kenya.
During a live broadcast by fox news where she is a contributor, she said Kenyan pregnant women do not leave the house and are not allowed to vote.
“Kenyan pregnant women can’t leave the house and therefore lack voting rights,” Emily said during a debate on women and voting rights.
The fact that US media keep spreading fake stories and propaganda about African countries is very nauseating. Emily must tell us which Kenya she is talking about@ianM_fficial
Kenyans took to Twitter to condemn the B.A. in Political Science graduate from the University of Washington who seems to have read a different history books.
“In Kenya, pregnant women, the old, the sick and those living with disabilities are given the first priority to vote,” tweets @Sobiro_ke
The attorney’s remarks do not just trash Kenya in the international arena, but raises question of where she did her research.
Contrary to her remarks, Kenyan women can run and campaign for seats, vie and be elected talk less of voting.
Which Kenya is Emily Compagno talking about? She better do her research well and draft an apology real quick@justmwenda
“It’s always advisable to do some simple research before speaking something. Sadly, even the research outside there is always manipulated to make Africa look bad!” @Dennohdenn…
Various individuals have stormed social media accounts demanding an explanation of what she was talking about.
“The fact that US media keep spreading fake stories and propaganda about African countries is very nauseating. Emily must tell us which Kenya she is talking about,” wrote @ianM_fficial.
This clicks back to some time back when CNN alleged Kenya as a hotbed of terror.
A section is now demanding for an apology both from the news presenter and fox news channel.
“Which Kenya is Emily Compagno talking about? She better do her research well and draft an apology real quick,” wrote @justmwenda.
“But what if Africa comes up with an airlift programs for foreigners to come and unlearn things?” posed another user on Twitter.