The online community in Kenya known for being vocal and for their total lack of chill on Tuesday returned with another hashtag. The butt of their jokes this time was the BBC. The British news platform was briefly roasted for refering to Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery as Nigerian.
The trolling came after a story on the Air France flight No 463, which was on Sunday morning forced to make an emergency landing in Mombasa after a security scare was aired on BBC with Nkaissery’s clip captioned as “Nigerian Cabinet Secretary for Interior”
Kenyans, being who they are took a screenshot of the photo and shared it on Instagram and Twitter in an attempt to stage an African audience boycott against the broadcasters. The hashtag #SomeOneTellBBC didnt trend though. Below are a few of the tweets:
@Jwaigi tweeted, “#SomeoneTellBBC, there is a difference between Kenya and Nigeria.”
@DavidMaina_N tweeted, “#SomeoneTellBBC #Nkaissery is not from Oga land.”
@icaiser tweeted, “Iko sida #SomeoneTellBBC”
@ RooneyNjeru tweeted, “#SomeoneTellBBC, Nkaissery is the KENYAN Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security and Not Nigeria”