Kabir Dhanji, a Kenyan born journalist who also holds an Australian citizenship has come under fierce attack from Kenyans online after it emerged he was auctioning some of the photos from the Dusit D2 terror attack. Dhanji, who has worked with several international media houses put up about 175 gory images of victims and terrorists and is selling them through Getty Images.
The images are being auctioned for an overwhelming Sh. 50,000 each. The photo credits have been given to Associated Foreign Press. This takes place despite the demand by Kenyans and the media council to The New York Times to pull down the gory images and apologize to Kenyans. The international media house has despised the appeals and stood firm on its posts.
This has therefore raised the question of, Is the government justified to make a decision to deport their correspondents?
Mr Dhanji however defended himself that he simply wanted to capture the moments of what was really happening during the terror attack and did not have any commercial motive behind it. As a professional photographer, this was a moment to him that he could not fail to capture.
But the question still is, Is it legal or even morally okay for those pictures to be auctioned online?