Kenya’s interior minister has called on US news channel CNN to apologise for calling East Africa a “hotbed of terror” ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit on Friday.
It would make an apology “if it was civilised enough”, John Nkaissery said at a news conference.
The hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN is trending worldwide as Kenyans condemned CNN, which has not yet commented.
Its report focused on the threat posed by the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab group.
Mr Obama was “not just heading to his father’s homeland, but to a region that’s a hotbed of terror”, said the CNN report.
With its headquarters in neighbouring Somalia, al-Shabab has carried out a spate of attacks in Kenya.
In the worst atrocity, nearly 150 people were killed when it carried out a day-long assault on Garissa University College in April.