The Director of Public Prosecutions Renson Mulele has urged the media to continue upholding professional and ethical standards.
Mulele said the media play a key role in fighting corruption and various injustices hence the need to maintain accurate reporting and verified information.
“In pursuit of the truth, journalism is just a profession but a call and requires education, adherence to ethical standard and journalistic principles, that you should carry in all your career,” he said.
He spoke during a closing remark of a four-day training workshop themed Missing ‘Voices Annual Journalistic Training’ at Voyager Hotel in Mombasa.
Mulele said that the office of the DPP appreciates the work done by the media in helping set up the government agenda, promoting accountability and curbing injustices.
The DPP urged the journalists to continue highlighting any injustices and ensure all voices are heard to build a more just and equitable society.
Mulele said the media is crucial in creating a balanced society since it champions the rights of the marginalized, truth and changing lives through accurate reporting.
He said that his office remains steadfast in ensuring accountability, fairness and empathy.
“I pledge through the Civil Rights Division to ensure adherence to the rule of law as enshrined in the constitution,” he said.
He said the office of the DPP has enhanced collaborations with various stakeholders in the criminal justice system for all Kenyans to get fair justice.
The DPP said the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has filed criminal charges against law enforcement officers as measures of ensuring accountability for various human rights violations.
He urged the journalists to support the office of the DPP in addressing injustices and helping the underprivileged in seeking justice.