Media Council Of Kenya Puts Quack Journalists On Notice


Story/Reuben Olita

The practice of conning unsuspecting Kenyans will not be business as usual.

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has raised a red flag on quack journalists who capitalize on lean market to fleece innocent Kenyans of their resources under pretext they are bona fide members of the fourth estate.

MCK Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Victor Bwire said they have launched an onslaught to nab those who are soiling the name of the council to “enrich through impersonation.”

The Deputy CEO who facilitated Busia County Corporate Communication training said they have already arrested four people for masquerading  as journalists less oblivious that such actions are unlawful.

“Some journalists use their girlfriends as a beit to con influential personalities under pretext they are members of the honoured profession,” he said.

“This should come to a stop, MCK has launched elaborate plans in consultation with law enforcers to nab such people who are maligning the name of the profession,” he said.

He added: ” County Governments should join in our efforts to rid the country of quack journalists who continue to flood the market.

The practice of one media house sending three to four journalists in a function should also come to an end.”

Chief Officer ICT and Communication Lydia Nabwire who opened the workshop said capacity building is crucial in equipping the staff with requisite skills for better performance, telling communication officers to take the workshop seriously.


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