Kenya’s Open Letter To CNN

March 6, 2013
My name is Kenya. A nation from the far East of Africa. The home of great athletes who’ve blazed the world stage, the home of Nobel laurete Wangari Maathai, the ancenstral home of Barack Obama.
I’m the home of heroes.
I’m the hope of Africa.
I’m the beauty of the Universe. I’ve got green Savannahs, a cool climate, a welcoming ‘Karibu’ people, a beautiful heritage & a hub of brains.

I came across your reports. I came across your news. How my people are on the brink of war. How my people are on the verge of bloodshed.
I want to make this clear.
Get your facts right, my people are peaceful. My people are patient, and whatever the outcome today maybe, whoever who loses, whoever who wins, there will be no war, there will be no violence. If that’s the news you’ve come to pick, I’m sorry, there is none. You may as well have come as tourists, not journalists.
You want to see Africa burn, you want to see Africa suffer, you want to see our children sick, you want to see our lands dry, you want to see our people starve, kill and maim each other. And go making headlines of horrors, murders, disease and collapse of Africa.

We are telling the world, we are telling the West, Africa has a new story, Kenya has a new chapter, of hope, of liberty, of freedom & of democracy. Yours sincerely,

By Jeff Kenyatta

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