Journalists made to sit on the floor in Parliament

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Kenyan journalists want Speaker Justin Muturi to address journalist’s mistreatment at parliament.

Reporters covering legal affairs have complained that they are made to sit on the floor when following Parliament proceedings.

 The aggrieved lot claim that Parliament media relations officer is aware of their troubles yet does nothing about it.

Besides standing long hours and sitting on the floor, the camera crew complained of lack of sound amplification devices and poor lighting in some rooms.

“The cameramen always end with bad pictures and sound,’’ one reporter said.

Journalists sitting on the floor [ Source: Standard]

Thursday evening, reporters covering the Justice and Legal Affair Committee sitting had no reserved seats for them, the only available chair was taken by a parliamentary worker.

The committee was meeting with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions and EACC to receive a report on corruption cases. 

Journalists have also been barred from sharing toilets with the MPs after an expose’ of a section of parliamentarians allegedly receiving bribes in the toilets.

The legislators bashed the media, condemning it for scandalizing the House in the disguise of the immunity they enjoy under the privileges and the constitution .

The Kenya Parliamentary Journalists Association leadership has confirmed numerous meetings with the Parliamentary leadership on their grievances.

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