Call it working from home. Alex Ndiritu is leading protesters at Pennsylvania Avenue from his Nyeri home.
So big is the threat that White House has now been locked down, and President Trump security beefed up.
Ndiritu’s comment during a live broadcast of the ongoing demos in the US attracted enormous attention, with several people calling for extra protection to the US President.
Williams Terrence, a renowned actor, and commentator was quick to note that Ndiritu was mobilizing people to burn down the White House.
“THEY ARE THREATENING TO BURN DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE! We must Protect President Trump and his Administration. All threats must be taken seriously. Please RT to inform the FBI, Secret Service, and the CIA.” Mr. Williams tweeted.
THEY ARE THREATENING TO BURN DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE!
We must Protect President Trump and his Administration. All threats must be taken seriously.
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 29, 2020
The White House was briefly put on lockdown due to a surge of protesters, according to reports.
The angry protesters gathered outside the White House, with President Donald Trump inside, with some trying to push through barriers set up by the U.S. Secret Service along Pennsylvania Avenue.
The White House lockdown was however lifted a few hours later, with the United States Secret Service reopening the entrances and exits to the White House campus for both staff and media.
Kenyans on Twitter have praised the Nyeri-born Ndiritu for ‘hitting a far target’ and hard.
“Alex Ndiritu threatened the White House from his bedsitter in Nyeri and now the White House is on lockdown,” says Rodgers.
Alex Ndiritu watching the headlines 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pRCZ2YO8YR
— GARVIN MUNGAI (@garvin_mungai) May 30, 2020
“Dembe, the POTUS is in danger. Call Glen tell him to trace this Alex Ndiritu guy. I’ve never heard of him but my sources tell he’s from some remote village in Kenya. He must be part of the Mombasa Cartel. Also, Tell Edward to get the Jet in 30 mins time. We’re heading to Kenya” reads @ItsKubasu’s tweet.
Trump’s series of furious tweets targetting the Minneapolis protesters are believed to have fueled the violent protests even further, with his ‘thugs’ label adding to the outrage over the police killing of a black man.