ORPP Trains Eldoret Journalists on Elections Reporting

The Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) on Monday, June 20, 2022, hosted over 30 journalists from Eldoret town for a sensitization forum.

ORPP Coordinator in the North Rift region Hope Nadwa says the forum was meant to sensitize the members of the press on its role during this electioneering period.

Nandwa, in a media briefing further said the engagement was aimed at helping ORPP to understand communication gaps and find a way of building synergies between them and the media.

ORPP North Rift regional coordinator Hope Nandwa during the media engagement in Eldoret on June 20, 2022.

We wanted to increase engagement with the media and also try to understand the gaps in information that the media has between us,” she said.

During the forum, the journalists were also trained on election reporting with a focus on how to handle challenges during the electioneering period, and the need to provide a platform for Special Intrest Groups (SIGs).

The ORPP under the Political Parties Liaison Committee (PPLC) also launched a peace caravan that has been moving around Eldoret town to sensitize locals on the need to maintain peace during the election period.

On Monday, the caravan toured Eldoret streets, with ORPP officials engaging locals on their mandate, while also spreading peace messages.

The PPLC peace caravan on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, toured Munyaka and Kapsoya estates among others.

We’re trying to get the engagement with the community and let them tell us what they feel about the political parties and what they expect as we gear towards the general election,” noted the ORPP North Rift coordinator.

The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is a state office established under Article 260 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and the Political Parties Act, 2011.

Its mandate includes among others regulating the formation, registration, and funding of political parties in the country.

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