U.S. Embassy Nairobi has donated 1,000 facemasks to Kenyan journalists and media houses as part of ongoing measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter presented the donations to officials from the Kenya Editors’ Guild (KEG), the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ), and the Media Council of Kenya (MCK). This donation, funded by the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and U.S. Embassy Nairobi, is the latest demonstration of USA Marafiki and the long-standing commitment of the United States to help Kenya preserve and maintain public health.
“Kenyan journalists and media professionals the world over play a key role in informing and updating us on the coronavirus pandemic. They go to great lengths, risking their health to gather the data and stories to inform the Kenyan people of the pandemic. We are proud today to help protect journalists, the fourth pillar of a strong democracy, and help flatten the curve,” said Ambassador McCarter.