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MP: Media covering up huge scandals in government

02 March 2016, 10:01 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Mogotio member of Parliament, Helen Sambili has accused the media of covering up huge scandals within government by killing corruption-related stories.

Sambili lamented that top journalists in leading media houses are being bribed by senior government officials to kill stories or give misleading reports about scandals happening in government.

She observed that there is a lot of stealing happening within government but Kenyans have no idea because the media has withheld the information.

Speaking in Nakuru town, Sambili said that editors are collaborating with journalists to solicit for money from government officials involved in scandals with the aim of protecting them.

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"The media is doing little in the fight against corruption because there is a lot of information they are hiding from the public. The media is not giving all the information they know about all the scandals in government and some houses are even going a step further to protect some corrupt government officers," said Sambili.

"Instead of being at the forefront in fighting this vice, the media has decided to be part of the looting," she added.

Kenya has been rocked by major corruption scandals, with recent PwC report ranking the country as the third most corrupt in the world.

Various corruption sagas have been reported in various departments, the most recent one being the controversial loss of KES 791 million from National Youth Service.

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