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Envoy deletes account after backlash over ‘beautiful girls’ tweet

Kenya’s ambassador to Burundi Ken Vitisia has been forced to delete his Twitter account following furious reactions relating to his tweets.

The envoy’s latest tweets appeared to criticise a UN report that accused Burundi government of human rights violations.

In August the envoy caused an uproar with his tweet tagging a Congolese senior public information officer that read, “Great country, beautiful girls. You need to visit.”

The description of the women of the country by an envoy rubbed some Burundians the wrong way accusing him of unprofessionalism.


Before deleting his Twitter account, whose handle was @kenbalozi, he criticized the UN for publishing the report saying it undermines peace efforts.

On Wednesday last week, the UN Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) said there has been widespread and systemic patterns of violations (which) clearly suggest that they are deliberate and the result of conscious decisions…”

UNNIB argued that President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government should stop the violations.

Mr Vitisia told Nation that he deactivated his account @kenbalozi following the bullying he received when he criticised the UN for publishing the report at this time.