State ac­cuses Cord and me­dia of mis­lead­ing Kenyans

Opin­ions and half-baked sto­ries prej­u­diced against Uhuru’s agenda, says State House

The Star (Kenya) - - Front Page - OLIVER MMATHENGE @Oliv­erMa­thenge

State House yes­ter­day ac­cused the op­po­si­tion and the me­dia of mis­rep­re­sent­ing Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s agenda for Kenya.

In his weekly briefing, State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the govern­ment is con­cerned that the me­dia is be­ing used to mis­rep­re­sent the facts.

“Stat­ing opin­ion and half-baked sto­ries as fact must be one temp­ta­tion we would urge jour­nal­ists to run away from,” he said.

The Pres­i­dent’s agenda is firmly con­tin­u­ing to in­vest in Kenyans and in projects that lead to the im­prove­ment of their lives and wel­fare, Esipisu added.

“Ob­vi­ously other peo­ple from op- po­si­tion par­ties have their own agenda, see­ing as they were not voted into any of­fice. But the Pres­i­dent is fo­cus­ing on ser­vice de­liv­ery,” he said.

Esipisu noted that the govern­ment is fo­cused on bring­ing elec­tric­ity to schools and homes in ev­ery party of Kenya.

The state also wants to pro­vide sub­sidised fer­tiliser for farm­ers, he said.

The Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion is fo­cused on in­vest­ing in the Port of Mom­basa and build­ing a new port in Lamu, and mak­ing the leg­isla­tive and ad­min­is­tra­tive changes nec­es­sary to im­prove the ease of do­ing busi­ness, the spokesman said.

“The Pres­i­dent is tak­ing the de­ci­sions re­quired to grow our econ­omy and up­lift the lives of the Kenyan peo­ple,” Esipisu said.

DON’T STATE OPIN­IONS AS FACT, ESIPISU TELLS RE­PORTERS

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State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu dur­ing the weekly me­dia briefing on Oc­to­ber 17

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