US-based media house CBS News is under fire from Kenyans on social media over its article on locusts invasion in Kenya.
On Saturday, CBS News published an article titled, Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: "Even cows are wondering what is happening." In the story, CBS News quoted a Kenyan identified as Ndunda Makanga narrating how the insects had destroyed farmers’ crops including sorghum, corn, and cowpeas.
The quote in the headline was drawn from Makanga but Kenyans online did not buy it, wondering how they managed to get the views from the cows. Below are some of the reactions from online users.
@OliverMathenge asked: “Did the Kenyan cows tell you so.”
@Okolowaka noted: “My cow was not interviewed & elects to distance itself from this report...this does not represent the viewpoint of all cows in Kenya.”
@gmwahome posed: “The current living cows were not alive 70 years ago! How many cows have you interviewed?”
@allhaggai wondered: “How did the cows express those views?”
@jacouf stated: “Now I know what CBS stands for...Cows Broadcasting Service. Now waiting for the interview with Kenyan cows.”