National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has taken a swipe at media owners and asked them to pay their journalists well.
According to Muturi, this will help save the journalists from being compromised by media houses.
Muturi was speaking during the World Press Freedom Day commemoration organized by the Media Council of Kenya.
“Today is my day to ask the media owners in this country to pay our children, their reporters and news crew very well. These people go to evry length to get us the story,” said Muturi.
Muturi cited the explosive guns expose done by Purity Mwambia as some of the risks journalists go through to tell their stories.
“I recently watched Purity Mwambia’s incisive documentary on Citizen TV and I was both shocked and worried for her. The risks involved, but also for the courage to go for the story. But in the end, how much do these people take home? He posed.
Transport facilitation and security as some of the paramount stuff that journalists need.
He further challenged the media owners that once that is done, then they can demand integrity from the journalists.