MPs Osc*r Sudi, Silva**s Osoro on the spot for attacking journalists

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 19 May, 2022 14:36 | 2 mins read
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi PHOTO/Courtesy
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi. PHOTO/Courtesy

Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi and his South Mugirango counterpart Silvanus Osoro are on the radar of Media Council of Kenya (MCK) over media freedom violations.

MCK has raised concern over increased incidences of profiling of and threats to individual journalists and media outlets by politicians ahead of the August 9 general election.

MCK said it has documented 45 cases of press freedom violations, most of them
related to electioneering and political campaigns.

"We particularly take note of the latest verbal attack against Citizen TV by Kapseret Member of Parliament Hon Oscar Sudi vide a social media post meant to intimidate the editorial discretion of the station.

"Hon Sudi’s statement comes after similar threats by South Mugirango Member of Parliament Hon Silvanus Osoro who castigated the media outlet for alleged biased reporting," MCK CEO David Omwoyo said in a statement on Thursday.

MCK urges those aggrieved to seek redress

Omwoyo urged politicians who feel aggrieved by the conduct of the media to seek redress through the Media Complaints Commission, which is established under the Media Council Act, 213 to address media-related disputes.

"We advise politicians and the public that Kenya’s media and journalists are guided by a professional code of conduct, with sufficient mechanisms for self-regulation, both as an industry or at a personal level," he added.

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