Nairobi, 12 May, 2022 / 9:52 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri in Kenya has told media houses in the East African nation to practice credible journalism, noting that the media houses will still make money if they serve people with truth.
In a Wednesday, May 11 breakfast meeting that was convened between the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the Kenya Editors’ Guild (KEG) in Nairobi, Archbishop Anthony Muheria appealed to the media to accept to work together with religious leaders in the country, who he said still enjoy some credibility.
“You have the muscle. Perhaps we enjoy a little bit more credibility than you at this moment. It is not that you are devoid of credibility, but if we get together, you can still do good business. You can still make good money at the service of truth,” Archbishop Muheria said.
He added, in his address to editors in various media houses in Kenya, “We are not asking you to get into unprofitable business. I believe long-term business is profitable if we are working in more lasting values. And we are here to support you and to ask kindly, that at least you give us a little bit more of this conversation and space.”
The team of senior print, broadcast and online editors, as well as media scholars in Kenya met with Catholic Bishops in the East African country to deliberate on how to effectively deliver their mandate before, during and after the country’s general elections scheduled for August 9.