US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter was over the weekend embroiled in a Twitter tiff with firebrand Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna.
The altercation started after Amb. McCarter tweeted a short video of the world-famous wildebeest migration, urging American tourists to visit Kenya following the lifting of the ban on international flights.
“Restriction of movement over. #USAMarafiki Karibuni #magicalkenya #safekenya,” McCarter captioned the video.
But reacting to the tweet, Miguna told McCarter off, accusing him of maintaining the “primitive believe that Africa is just about wild animals.”
“Like a typical Yankee and neocolonial chief, you maintain the primitive belief that Africa is just about WILD ANIMALS that you celebrate but you don’t care about the LIVES OF AFRICAN PEOPLES,” wrote Miguna.
McCarter gave a sarcastic reply to Miguna’s tweet, reminding him that he is also “welcome” to visit his homeland.
"It is about bringing back tourists w/money to create jobs for people who desperately need them. Even you are welcome to visit #magicalkenya Oh! I forgot. Never mind," wrote McCarter.