A popular Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has termed Kenya ‘too dangerous to visit’.
The journalist was supposedly invited to attend the African Women in Media event to be held in Nairobi from 25th to 27th July but canceled her trip stating that Al-Shabab terrorists often operate in Kenya.
She cited the bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia where six people were killed in a suicide attack on a government building.
The mayor of the town Abdirahman Omar Osman is reported to have been badly injured in the blast.
She also used #Dusit, referring to the January 15, 2019 terror attack by suspected Alshabab gunmen where 21 people died.
This is despite the fact that a fellow Nigerian, Biola Alabi is the keynote speaker at the event.
On her Instagram account, the journalist describes herself as a clinical pharmacist, publicist and activist.
A search on the internet for her profile revealed that she is considered a controversial blogger in Nigeria.
In 2017, she was detained by Nigerian authorities for criminal defamation. She had written an article about a pastor being involved in some misconduct but the pastor fought back, leading to her arrest and detention.
A few days ago she tweeted that she had worked as an investigative journalist for CNN for 20 years. Stephanie Busari, Supervising Producer at CNN Africa was, however, quick to trash her claims, saying that she the blogger has never worked for the media house.