Members of County and National Assemblies have developed a culture of creating chaotic scenes at the Assemblies and getting away with it. Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja told ROGGKenya that failure to implement the Leadership and Integrity Act fully has contributed to this unfortunate and embarrassing situation across the country. “Sometimes members become very emotional on … Continue reading “Failure to Implement the Law Contributes to Chaos in Assemblies”
The owners of their stations are considered by many radio journalists to be the main cause for their unsafety on the job and being considered to be politically partial. This was the outcome of a recent meeting with journalists from seven Kenyan radio stations when the participants took the initiative to bring their safety and … Continue reading “Media Owners as main Threat to Press Freedom”
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.
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. … Continue reading “Codes of Conduct”
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.