Another International Media House in Trouble With Kenyans Over Controversial Locust Story

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Another International media house has found itself in deep trouble with Kenyans following a controversial headline on the current locusts menace that has hit the country.

On Saturday January 25, 2020, CBS News ran a headline titled Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening”.

But did they really interview the cows on the locusts menace that is causing destruction in most parts of the country?

Well, this is where the media house has found its troubles with Kenyans.

In their story, CBS News says Kenya and Somalia have not had a locust “infestation like this in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region with devastating hunger”.

“Even cows are wondering what is happening,”  Ndunda Makanga, a Kenyan farmer who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm was quoted by the media house.

But Kenyans now have a problem with how the headline ran by CBS News was put, which depicts the media house could have interviewed the cows.

Some are now asking the media house to say how the cows expressed their views on locust infestation.

Hilarious memes have also been created, showing how the cows could have been given microphones by the media house to air their views.

Here are some of the reactions.

CBS News

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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𝙷𝚊𝚐𝚐𝚊𝚒 𝙰𝚕𝚕𝚊𝚗@allhaggai

How did the cows express those views?

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Gitz 📸 🅙@iGitz__

Cows wondering what’s going on 😭

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Kenyan Facts 🇰🇪@KResearcher

The real representatives of the Cows movement in Kenya will speak to the nation on these allegations. 😂😂😂

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victor moturi okong’@vicmoturi

The cows Will give an official communique on Monday

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Lil Rayzer@lil_rayzer

Walai inshort wanasema wakenya ni ngombe😅😂

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Rumplestiltskin@AsumaEnock

So after interviewing cows, you couldn’t interview goats, sheep, chicken etc to know their position?

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Linus Kaikai

@LinusKaikai

KENYA is home to my cattle-adoring Maasai people that always believe cows to hold and express own opinions! Your coverage of those bovine views is a major milestone in ending centuries of media discrimination of cows! @wilsonkaikai @ledamalekina @OleTiwaine

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CBS News

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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CBS News

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Robert Mwaniki@RobertMwanikiKE

Well, I’d love to have a word with the cows😅

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Tim MWQRIA@timworia

Did you mean Kaos? @CBSNews

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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Albert KatruGuma@albertKatruGuma

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🌴☥ N.e.f.e.r.t.i.t.i ☥🌴 🥇@africanqueenmum

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Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening” https://cbsn.ws/30Qx4zF 

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John the voter@john_ngume

Kenyan cow waiting for the @CBSNews reporters to air her grievances

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#MrBlast@MrBlasted

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sponge Joe square joe™🇰🇪@heymaish
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Which one of you was interviewed by cbs ?

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