National Assembly working on a refresher course for parliamentary journalists


The National Assembly is working on a short refresher course to train new journalists stationed in parliament.

While opening the ‘National Assembly Leadership and Editors’s Retreat’ in Mombasa, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula said the short refresher course will train journalists on parliamentary jargon and processes.

“This course will teach them the difference between a motion, and a bill and the processes a bill goes through before becoming one. This will help them in factual reporting,” said Speaker Wetangula.

The National Assembly Speaker gave assurance that under his stewardship, the National Assembly will always protect the rights of the media.

“We see the media as partners who keep the political class in check. The National Assembly leadership shall continue to protect the rights and freedoms of the media,” said Wetangula.

Also at the retreat was Dagoretti South Member of Parliament John Kiarie (Kj) who chairs the ICT Committee.

He urged journalists to be techsavvy as the media landscape continues to change.

“The media landscape is changing, we need to collaborate and adapt,” said Kj.