Tuesday, December 6, 2022 –Journalists now want the government to intervene following increased layoffs in major media stations across the country.
Scribes drawn from different media stations and who gathered in Nairobi during their annual Journalists meeting on Monday December 5 linked the current layoffs in media houses to reduced advertisement offers from government.
They urged the current president to quickly intervene and allocate enough budget to the stations so that they can sustain their woke force that is currently threatened by sacking.
They listed Nation Media Group as well as Standard Group as the most hit stations that are now forced to sack part of its workers to remain in business.
“Kenya Kwanza administration led by President William Ruto must understand that journalists play an integral part in countries leadership,” their statement read in part.
They argued that whenever other government corporations struggle financially, the government bails them out and that this practice should be extended to everybody.
“So we appeal to the government since Ruto stated that he is the president of the vulnerable, to intervene to prevent the job losses”.
Led by BBC Africa‘s Roncliffe Odit, the journalists appealed to President Ruto to include media houses when rolling out mitigation initiatives.
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