A recent news report that claimed bestiality is increasing among Kenyans has unleashed a volley of mockery from neighboring Ugandans on Twitter.
First it was at the port city of Mombasa, famed for tourism, where eleven women, including two university students were found having sex with dogs. Then a famous businessman in Tigania was nabbed by police for raping a cow.
It did not end there. Hardly a day passes without a Kenyan man found in a steamy moment with an animal, with the latest being the Nyeri saga where a man has been charged in court for sleeping with a hen and Murang’a where four men were caught having sex with a donkey in turns on Wednesday.
The man in the hen saga was caught by his 10-year old son who alerted his brother, the owner of the hen, who later reported him to the police. Police said they are seeking the services of the veterinarians to establish the cause the hens’ death.
Following the reports, some Ugandans used the hashtag #KenyansAndAnimals to make fun of Kenyans. Other non-Ugandan tweeters have also joined the discussion.
Helen Hasyanut (@hasyanut) remarked:
lonely hearts column in kenya a tall handsome 42yr is looking for a broiler chicken. #KenyansAndAnimals
— helen asyanut (@hasyanut) July 28, 2013
Swittie Hanks (@SwittieHanks) noted:
Kenya will produce more veterinary doctor this year, they hav had enough practicals in this #kenyansAndAnimals project,
— Swittie Hanks (@SwittieHanks) July 28, 2013
He is not allowed (@HeIsNotAllowed) pointed out that:
My boyfriend isn't allowed to watch animal planet. He might see his ex on there.
— He is not allowed (@HeIsNotAllowed) July 29, 2013
Edgar (@EdgarKW) wrote:
I bet the most prestigious job in Kenya is that of a Zoo Keeper….. #KenyansAndAnimals
— Edgar (@EdgarKW) July 26, 2013
— Andima Jeff (@andsjeff) July 27, 2013
A Ugandan architect student Marvin EL Smull (@smull_El) joked:
— Marvin EL Smull (@smull_EL) July 24, 2013
SonOfFate (@katsiotho) made a humorous reference to Noah's ark:
#KenyansAndanimals Now we know who kept the animals happy on Noah's Ark.
— SonOfFate (@katsiotho) July 24, 2013
Chronicles of Uchiha (@arnold_cle) wrote:
Kenyan girl commits suicide after boyfriend leaves her for a cow. #KenyansAndAnimals
— Chronicles of Uchiha (@arnold_cle) July 24, 2013
Silver Eyakoowa (@silwaxxy) made a religious comment:
my prayers go to the penguins of madagascar when they arrive in kenya #KenyansAndAnimals
— Silver Eyakoowa (@silwaxxy) July 24, 2013
Kenyans replied with their tweets to the Ugandans:
Kenyan investigative journalist Dennis Okari (@DennisOkari)
So, Ugandans are trending with this hash tag #KenyansAndAnimals
— Dennis Okari (@DennisOkari) July 24, 2013
Lely Netso (@LNetso) advised Ugandans:
Ugandans pliz jipeni shughuli… We will get u back ur animals #KenyansAndanimals
— Lely Netso (@LNetso) July 27, 2013
Louse Wanjiru (@Loiseshish) tweeted:
— Loise Wanjiru (@LoiseShish) July 26, 2013
Freelance journalist Maxon airo (@Maxonairo) said that Ugandans have finally learnt how to tweet:
Ugandans have finally learnt how to tweet…been trending with #KenyansAndAnimals for several days now.
— Maxon airo (@Maxonairo) July 25, 2013
*Thumbnail image released under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) by Wikipedia user Jjron (John O'Neill).