July 10, 2013
US reporting on Kenya has been dominated by references to the International Criminal Court's indictments of President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and his deputy William Ruto. Kenya emerges with the brightest reputation among four African nations included in a public opinion survey recently conducted in the United States. The results suggest that Kenya's image among Americans has not been substantially harmed by the largely negative news coverage of the country in the US media in recent years.
The survey of 465 US citizens in 40 states was carried out in late April by Dane Kiambi as part of a PhD dissertation at Texas Tech University. Mr Kiambi, a native of Kenya, was subsequently awarded a doctorate in media and communications.