I've written in "Digital Democracy" about the triple bind that faces Kenyan media. The average journalist is underpaid and overworked and expected to absorb risk that the media house then profits from. There are newspapers that pay Ksh 150 per article, and you edit it yourself.

We are not just tallying figures; we are also trying to keep safe, and open, not bankrupt ourselves, stay out of the clutches of influence groups and provide good, clean data. Hold tight. - Mutuma Mathiu - #KenyaDecides2022

Wafula Chebukati: The final announcement and declaration of the presidential results will be made by the IEBC national returning officer at the Bomas. There should be no panic about the differences in results between media houses.
#KenyaDecides2022 #KenyaDecides

(with Abdi Latif Dahir as the East Africa correspondent for NYT, the election coverage is so different this time - nuanced, respectful, thoughtful - it's wild to me that not all foreign bureaus don't do the same - the work is just better, so much better!)

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