IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says that 4,024 journalists have been accredited to cover the 2022 general election.
Speaking on Sunday, July 10 during the pre-national election conference forum on media framing and opinion polls in the election agenda setting, Chebukati noted that the electoral body would work hand in hand with the media.
Chebukati added that IEBC was committed to working with the media to ensure the dissemination of accurate information to the electorate.
"4,024 journalists have been accredited to cover the 2022 general election. The media are IEBC's eyes and ears. The Commission is ready to share credible information on the electoral process with the public.
"IEBC expects adequate coverage of the electoral process in all 46,000 polling stations by media. There is sufficient collaboration established between IEBC and the media. We recognize the vital role of the media in informing the nation," the IEBC chairman said.
At the same time, the Director of Media Training and Development at the Media Council of Kenya Victor Bwire said that the media was well prepared to cover the August polls.
"With 28 days to go, the media is well prepared to cover the elections and we expect to accredit over 10,000 journalists," he stated.
IEBC CEO Hussein Marjan urged the media to interrogate opinion polls before publishing them as it may affect democracy.
"The media should interrogate news responsibly before sharing to curb misinformation and disinformation. This is very crucial in building trust with the public and averting chaos," Marjan told media stakeholders on Sunday.