NTV news anchor Dann Mwangi has rubbed a section of Kenyans the wrong after making a gesture that appeared to make fun of the Ethiopian plane crash that all the 157 people who were on-board.
NTV anchor in trouble for making fun of Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157
On-air joke goes awfully wrong
Trouble started after a video of Mwangi reading an on-screen narration of the events that led to the crashing of the plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines.
The anchor was aided by an enacted video-graphics of the crash as it happened but when he got to the explosion that followed the crash, Mwangi made a gesture to rub off imaginary debris and the smoke that would have followed such a crush.
The gesture infuriated Kenyans on social media, many opining that it was in bad taste to make fun of such a tragic incident that left many families and friends mourning their loved ones.
"This is disgraceful reporting from @ntvkenya on the plane crash #EthiopianAirlinesCrash Were they trying to be funny NKT,” @Matoke_ wrote on Twitter.
“How insensitive can you people get?? This is so disgusting. Wah. Kwani journalists don't have ethics?” Sugar venom stated.
"Goodness me! Did this just air on NTV?"Journalist Saddique Shaban stated.
"Disgusting... Where do NTV get such characters from... fellow Kenyans perished in that accident but he had the guts to joke about it.. heartless to say the least...,” George Kim said in reaction to the video.
Kenya suffered the most casualties (32) followed by Canada at 18, Ethiopia at nine, China and Italy at eight, France and Britain at seven, and Egypt at six.
Four Indians, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Israelis, one Belgian, one Ugandan, one Yemeni, one Sudanese, one Togolese, one Mozambican and one Norwegian also perished.
Here are some of the comments to Mwangi’s video:
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