Content creator Miss Trudy has issued an apology admitting she may have gone overboard with her reaction at the airport.
"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn," she wrote about the incident. She offered her apology and said she is focussing on the positive.
Trudy was filming in a restricted area and security staff asked her not to do so. She said they blocked her from filming and issued arrest threats.
The travel blogger faced backlash for her outburst a day ago when she shared a brief video showing the altercation with Airport officials.
"We got arrested for filming at the airport! 😡 This needs to stop! Am so tired! Why are some people making like hard for content creators?! We know our rights!!! All we do is promote our country! I was so pissed off! 😫 Watch the full video on my YouTube channel!" she captioned it.
On her Twitter account, the blogger is seen walking up and down exasperated and surrounded by airport staff, all trying to sort out the mess.
A female police officer can be seen trying to control the situation and calm the tempers.
"Guys, we're being harassed at the airport, these guys actually want to arrest us because we are filming," an angered Trudy says. "No, this is getting out of control, this is too much. In fact, they went and brought the police to arrest me because I'm creating content.
This is Kenya! I'm just creating content. I'm leaving Mombasa, I'm going back to Nairobi, someone stops me at the entrance, and starts harassing me telling me to stop creating content! I'm just tired!" Trudy shouts in the scene.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Security Regulations 2020 59 (1-c) states that a person who engages in operating a portable electronic device is liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding Sh500,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.
The regulation further states that a person who commits an offence, if he refuses to comply with a lawful order issued by the airport operator, on behalf of the Authority, has the purpose of maintaining good order and discipline at the airport.
lizahjones Girl you look good. That airport video made me mad because I have experienced that aswell. You didn't do anything wrong. They have the tendency to think they can control everyone in their own way in our airports. Even Sam chui experienced the same thing even if he was advertising kenya
elkelaurence Since this is your line of work, it is important that you do prior research on any area or anything you are planning to film. You had a situation in Uganda because you did not know many things about the country..now you had a drama @ Mombasa airport because you did not know that you were not allowed to film there...you are all over social media 'not in a good way' and the world is watching ... learn from your mistakes because you can literally be arrested and jailed in other places simply for being a ' content creator' who staged such a drama.
garrisonmusiq1 Don't let it get you down hun. U are a national treasure. The whole Airport staff going be regretting that
wafulamelvin97 Just apologize and move on ..You were wrong
missblesseddaily Everyday we learn, I love you gal..Next time please don't be quick to react/be defensive.. Listen to the other party first and ask questions , then introduce yourself calmly.