Larry Madowo.
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CNN host Larry Madowo on Tuesday removed the restriction for users to send him direct messages on his Twitter account but seemingly got more than he bargained for.

Just hours after the Kenyan celebrity TV anchor informed his followers that they could now "slide into my DMs", he acknowledged each of them for reaching out to him but said the messages were too many.

"I've opened up my inbox. Anyone can now slide into my DMs. Behave yourselves," Larry said.

"There are hundreds of messages so I can't possibly respond to all. But I'll try to read each one, eventually," he added in a consecutive tweet. 

Larry said the decision to open his DM has "made it even easier for people to reach me with their stories."

"No, I'm not giving money or jobs or visas. Please don't draw or paint me. Thanks!," he clarified.

Larry boasts of years of experience in the media industry which started in Kenya over a decade ago at KTN where he first worked as an intern and business reporter.

His career has since grown in leaps and bounds in the international arena where he has previously worked with the BBC as Africa Business Editor before moving to CNN as Nairobi-based correspondent and later as International Correspondent.

Before joining the BBC in 2018, he was an anchor and host at NTV. He left BBC in May 2021.

Larry currently hosts the long-running series African Voices Changemakers at CNN, a role he assumed in February this year.