News gatherers make news in Eldoret

Journalists based in Uasin Gishu shared with the less fortunate while marking world press freedom day.

The over 50 journalists visited needy families in Langas ward, Kapseret constituency.

They gave aid to the over 20  needy families as a show of humanity.

Led by chairperson James Githaka, a Milele FM reporter, the journalists said many face various challenges especially at this time of Covid-19.

“As journalists based in Uasin Gishu, we thought of the best way to mark our day and decided to give a smile to our people especially at this time when Coronavirus has crippled the economy. We understand that a number of residents living in informal settlements are in dire need of food and protective gear including face masks,” said Githaka. 

“Journalists are human beings and giving back to the community is great thing.”

He reitarated on the need to provide journalists with full support during this Coronavirus pandemic like equipping them with all the necessary protective gear as their lives are very  important.

Githaka urged the fourth estate members to remain focused in their reporting and seek accountability in the expenditure of the Covid-19 response funds. 

Jaclkline Sugut who is the secretary of the association asked journalists to report without any fear or intimidation. 

The journalists were accompanied by area assistant chief Cleophas Kiprono who hailed them for their  vital contribution to the community and having in mind the needy at this time of Coronavirus scourge.

CAPTION: Uasin Gishu Journalists Association chair, James Githaka with Langas assistant Chief, Cleophas Kiprono during the sharing of food with needy families in the area. PHOTO/Edmond Kipngeno.

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