Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay was tapped to comment on a story regarding misinformation in a statement by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter regarding the death of George Floyd. In a video address, McCarter said “while no action can bring George Floyd back to his family, the officers involved have been arrested,” which is not true.
“This feeds fuel to the fire,” Seay, a scholar of Africa’s Great Lakes Region, told Washington Post reporter John Hudson. “Providing misinformation to Kenyans, whether intentional or not, is harmful to the United States’ interests in East Africa and further undermines the efforts of diplomats there to build support for the United States.”Read full article