Unethical practices run counter to established media practices and ethics espoused by the Media Council of Kenya and the Media Act, 2013
We have noted with concern that material published in the Kajiado Star is sometimes published soon thereafter in alternative publications without our authorisation. A media establishment known as Kajiado TV has been observed to be particularly notorious for this infraction of our intellectual property.
This is therefore to inform our esteemed readers, advertisers and other stakeholders that despite both media bearing the county name “Kajiado”, the Kajiado Star is in no way related to Kajiado TV or indeed any other media outlet that may be guilty of copying our material onto their websites and social media pages.
The Kajiado Star has distinguished itself through excellence in reporting and analysis. Our standards are well known and our readers have come to expect incisive coverage that goes beyond a casual reporting of events. The unethical practices of some of our competitors in the market are designed to cast doubts on this carefully-built professionalism, as our esteemed readers may not know which media outlet would have copied material from the other, or the readers may perhaps think that we are sister media outlets — which is not the case.
We wish to further remind those who resort to these unethical practices that they run counter to established media practices and ethics espoused by the Media Council of Kenya and as enshrined in the Media Act, 2013. The Kajiado Star reserves the right to involve the concerned authorities to address this continuing violation of the law through unauthorized use of our published material.
~ Public Editor