The Communications Authority of Kenya has cautioned journalists against fanning ethnic animosity ahead of the August 8th elections.
In a press briefing organised by CAK for journalists, the authority says they will take action against any journalist or media house steering the community towards a negative direction.
Media Council of Kenya CEO Harun Mwangi says that any journalist or media owner who wants to take part in the elections should delegate their roles in the media house until the elections are over.
“We do not want anybody who has political aspirations to work in a media house for that period of electioneering. Three months before the election date, we do not want to see you in that broadcasting house,” said Mwangi.
Speaking at the same event, IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba said that journalists should trust iebc for election results and avoid hearsay.
Chiloba said that since many kenya’s are still skeptical about IEBC’S preparedness ahead of the elections, the commission will be releasing information every Tuesday about their preparations.
Communication Authority of Kenya director general, Francis Wangusi insisted that journalists should abide by the regulations in the constitution as well as those stipulated in the journalists’ code of ethics.