CS Kagwe urges media to report responsibly on Covid-19

Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has urged the media to rally communities through accurate reporting to contain Covid-19.

“I ask you to give people as much accurate information as possible; the more information we give the more disciplined our people will be”.

CS Kagwe who spoke at the launch of the Media Council of Kenya Covid-19 Information portal Monday morning, called for concerted efforts by media and development partners in the fight against the global pandemic.

“I congratulate the Media Council for launching this one-stop shop portal for media professionals and the remarkable initiatives it has put in place for the media to help in efforts to contain the spread of this disease”, said CS Kagwe.

The Cabinet Secretary urged the media to uphold responsibility while reporting on Covid-19, adding that “timely and accurate information are key ingredients in dispelling misinformation around the disease, including vaccination”.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru commended the media for their contribution to containment efforts.

“Media outlets across the country have prioritised coverage of the pandemic, creating awareness and boosting the vaccination exercise. I encourage you to maintain this.”

“The launch of this information portal is timely as it will address the numerous challenges that have come with the Covid-19 pandemic with regards to dissemination of accurate information,” said CS Mucheru.

  

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