The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has officially announced it will now be doing accreditation of journalists in the country via online platform.
In the press statement dated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, the Chief Executive officer and secretary of the council David Omwoyo Omwoyo said the council has ceased its earlier modes of application received on emails and hard copy formats.
“The media council of Kenya wishes to notify all stakeholders that effective immediately, accreditation services will STRICTLY be provided through the new online, self-service portal: https://accreditation.mediacouncil.or.ke:882 available on the MCK’s website, https://www.mediacouncil.or.ke,” read the letter.
It also said that all Special Media Passes (SPS’s) issued by the council will expire on 31st December 2020 therefore journalists with the passes and those with expired press cards should make application for the year 2021.
Journalists all over the country welcomed the move terming it as long overdue as the world and Kenya in particular shifted towards digital evolution which has also been sped up by the current Covid-19 pandemic.