The New York Times has apologized for publishing insensitive photos of the 14 Riverside Drive attack on Tuesday afternoon in Nairobi.
It’s photos twitter account was suspended following uproar form social media users.
Social media users slammed the media outlet after publishing images of dead people, giving run down of the events at the scene of crime.
A senior journalist with the outlet, Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, was forced to issue the apology on Twitter.
“I apologize on behalf of @nytimes and
@nytphoto for causing anger and anguish over the photos that have been published with our reporting. Thank you,” Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura tweeted.
The article – titled Nairobi Attack: Shabab Claim Responsibility for Deadly Assault –written by incoming East Africa Bureau Chief Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, drew public ire as it contained graphic images of bodies at the scene of crime.
The article was brought to the attention of Kenyans online by Twitter user Fadhili Kanini, who called out several international media outlets for the disturbing images, terming them “absolutely distasteful, disgusting and deplorable.”
Following the barrage criticisms from online users, twitter suspended the New York Times photos account.