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ORPP signed a pact with Kenya Editors Guild and Kenya Union of Journalist on 12th May, 2022 to structure collaboration on mutual areas. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will encompass joint capacity building initiatives, dissemination of information between ORPP and involved associations of media.  "This MoU will act as a common working arrangement among partners in demystifying information on various electoral processes while providing timely clarity on topical issues, noted the Registrar of Parties, Ann Nderitu in her address." ORPP appreciates the support accorded to its undertaking by media and good work done. Notably, we celebrate the media for highlighting the issues of Special Interest Groups involved in political arena", noted the Registrar.

She further acknowledged political parties especially in conduct of credible party nominations recently concluded. "There has been much reduced chaos demonstrated by reduced appeal cases filed at PPDT, which have reduced from 306 in last general election to about 115 cases in this year's", appreciated Ann Nderitu while calling media to equitably profile all political parties. In his remarks, Assistant Registrar of Political Parties, Ali A. Surraw, assured ORPP's media support and called observance of applicable Code of Practices. "Senior and experienced media practitioners like you should nurture the budding colleagues to have full grasp of issues especially during election period", added Assistant Registrar CPA Florence Birya.

Strategic ORPP-media engagement was appreciated. "We had a long standing engagement and support from ORPP from inception. This agreement only strengthens this", noted Erick Oduor, the Kenya Union of Journalist Secretary General. Kenya Editors Guild President, Churchill Otieno noting the signing will raise the quality of media reporting and thus up-scaling dissemination of verifiable election-bound information to Kenyans while preserving the independence of ORPP and that of media.

Present in the forum were ORPP senior staff, Political Reporters Association of Kenya, Association of Media Broadcasters and Kenya Correspondents Association.

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Registrar of Political Parties (middle) and a section of Kenya Editors Guild members  pose for a photo after the signing of  MoU on 12th May 2022.

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