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CS Kagwe Urges Media To Uphold Factual COVID Reporting

Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has asked the media to use factual reporting to mobilize communities in the fight against Covid-19.

While speaking at the Media Council of Kenya’s Covid-19 Information portal’s opening on Monday morning, urged media and development partners to work together in the fight against the worldwide epidemic.

“I applaud the Media Council on the introduction of this one-stop-shop portal for media professionals, as well as the outstanding actions it has put in place for the media to assist in efforts to prevent the spread of this disease,” she said.

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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 prioritized coverage of the pandemic, creating awareness and boosting the vaccination exercise. I encourage you to maintain this.”

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