Social media post from Alex Ndiritu in Nyeri about the White House got Americans panicking
On Friday night, a hitherto unknown Kenyan man Alex G Ndiritu asked Americans to burn the White House down in the wake of protests against the killing of George Floyd, a civilian.
Mr. Ndiritu was commenting on a Facebook live post from Nyeri. His rural home.
The comment that he left behind a video of protests in Minneapolis went viral with alarmed Americans tagging the CIA, the FBI and the Secret Service.
American comedian and actor Terrence Williams brought the matter to the fore after he re-posted a screenshot of the comment.
He asked the American security agencies to be on the lookout.
“THEY ARE THREATENING TO BURN DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE! We must Protect President Trump and his Administration. All threats must be taken seriously. Please RT to inform the FBI, Secret Service and the CIA,” Terrence wrote on Twitter.
His Tweet, in a matter of hours, was retweeted a mind-boggling 8,000 times and had slightly over 9,000 likes.
While concerned Americans were panicking, Kenyans on social media had a field day poking fun at how a Kenyan man stuck in a rural village-on account of the ongoing cessation of movement- had caused panic thousands of miles away.
Some got the idea, like this man;
Others, like this Tweep, missed it by several miles.
See below, some comments:
Someone in rural kenya threatening to burn white house in america? is he gonna send fire through western union
— DJ Rock 国王 (@254_Rock) May 29, 2020
Secret service and military WILL kill people who try to breach the WH fencing. Gonna be interesting to see if a bunch of protestors can get close enough to try to all do it at the same time. No doubt in my mind they’d all be shot, as it’s a NatSec issue.
— S k y (@SkylerCFelix) May 29, 2020
Kenyans are everywhere and irritating the white supremacists I love my people.
— N.T (@Tonnie_tash) May 29, 2020
— Gideon Clide Mawere (@ClideGideon) May 29, 2020
The United States has seen several waves of violent protests in the last two days after an African-American was killed after a run-in with the police.
A video that has sparked outrage across America showed a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd who was confirmed dead moments later.
Following the uproar, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.
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