Renown Kenyan Journalist and former KTN crime reporter Dennis Onsarigo on Sunday, through his Twitter account, shared a harrowing video of a black man attacked by whites and a dog in the United States of America.
The video, which has elicited a lot of mixed reactions from people in Kenya and across the globe, comes at a time when the United States has been on the spotlight of racism, following the murder of George Floyd by a police officer caught live on camera.
A black man is captured walking past a group of white men, who stop him, with one of them giving him blows before they unleash the dog to bite him.
Posting the video on his timeline, Onsarigo captioned the video saying ‘This is the real America, forget what you watch on Tv!’ he said.
This is the real America, forget what you watch on Tv! pic.twitter.com/2xiyytpS0s
— Dennis Onsarigo (@Donsarigo) May 31, 2020
Onsarigo went on to suggest that he doubts if Americans had recovered from the torture they faced in the hands of the Germans, during world war 2.
“I doubt Americans ever moved on/ recovered from boiling the skulls of Germans -during World War Two – which they then sent back home as souvenirs. Hitler left them a permanent mark of barbarism,” he said.
Onsarigo, popularly known for Case Files and Inside Story programs at Standard Group media-based Kenya Television Network, worked as the crime and investigations reporter before quitting, having been appointed as the director of communications by Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja.
He followed the steps of his predecessors Mohammed Ali of Jicho Pevu who is now Nyali MP, and John Allan Namu, who went on to found the Africa Uncensored online platform.
The saddening video just asserts the global uproar following the murder of George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer recorded live on camera.
It is an issue that has escalated, with protests and violence being witnessed in the State of Minnesota where the majority of people are Black Americans.