President Uhuru Kenyatta opens journalists' conference

Thursday May 2 2013

President Uhuru Kenyatta  addresses the nation May 1, 2013 during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi. President Kenyatta is expected to open a regional forum for journalists in Nairobi May 2, 2013. BILLY MUTAI

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation May 1, 2013 during the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Nairobi. President Kenyatta is expected to open a regional forum for journalists in Nairobi May 2, 2013. BILLY MUTAI  

By PPS

President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened a regional forum for journalists in Nairobi.

President Kenyatta officially opened the Media Council of Kenya Regional Journalists’ Convention at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).

He said the Kenyan press enjoyed freedom but said this should be tempered with responsibility.

The President praised the media for professionalism and patriotism as it covered the General Election.

The two-day conference is part of World Press Freedom Day activities. The Day will be celebrated on Friday.

The convention will end with the second Annual Journalists Excellence Awards (AJEA) ceremony on Friday.