Media council wants politically affiliated journalists fired
14 September 2016, 22:25
Nairobi - Media houses have been advised to get rid of all journalists aligning themselves to certain political factions or movements.
The Media Council said the move will be a healthy one as the nation head to the 201 elections.
In a press release, the Council said: "The Council wishes to advise that media houses must let go of politicians in newsroom; journalists and media practitioners that have declared affiliation political parties/groupings or indicated their intentions to vie for elective positions in 2017."
The council also noted that despite journalists having a private life and enjoying freedom of expression like any other Kenyan, they must always avoid statements that might suggest they are biased.
"Journalists must avoid affiliating with political parties and must appear neutral," it added.
There have been a heated debate over the partiality of certain journalists who have openly displayed their romance with either Jubilee of Cord.
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