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Media council of Kenya concern over corruption cases among journalist

11 August 2016, 20:27

Nairobi - The media council of Kenya has raised attention over corruption cases amongst Journalist after two of them were recently accused of demanding a bribe from a teacher accused of defiling a pupil in Kiambu County.

In a press statement released on Wednesday by MCK CEO, Harun Mwangi, the council urged the relevant authorities to hasten the investigations and share for appropriate action to be taken.

On Tuesday , reports emerged that EACC officers had nabbed journalist Joseph Nyaga of Mediamax limited and Fidelis Nyaga of Standard Group ha allegedly demanded KES 140,000 from a teacher who defiled a pupil.

The two were released on a police cash bail of KES 20,000 each.

Corruption is a serious offence under the Kenyan laws on the practice of Journalism in the Media council of Kenya Act of 2013 where a journalist risks a fine of KES 100,000 and KES 500,000 to the media house respectively.

Both journalist now risk discredit from Media Council of Kenya and the aforementioned fines if they are found guilty of the alleged offences.

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