The Code of Conduct for journalism is an important guide to how journalists should conduct themselves when practicing. It involves a set of rules and guidelines that should inform ethical journalism. It is the Second Schedule in The Media Council Act, 2013. Continue reading “Code of Conduct for Journalism in Kenya”
It is an offense for an official to breach their code of conduct.
- For Public Officers, the Public Officers Ethics Act constitutes their Code of Conduct.
- For State Officers, the Leadership and Integrity Act is their Code of Conduct.
- In addition there are many other special codes of conduct for state institutions, as required by law. The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), has been issuing a monthly report of existing and missing Codes of Conduct on its web page. See our story suggestion on this issue
- Code of Conduct for Journalists
The Public Officers Ethics Act is simply a list of dos and don’ts for public officers in Kenya. It constitutes their Code of Conduct and more, like the obligation to file a declaration of wealth to uncover any suspected income and assets acquired corruptly.
The Leadership and Integrity Act constitutes the rules and code of conduct for state officers and, in some cases, for public officers as well.
It names penalties for the offences under this Act.
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