Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) in partnership with UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication has today commenced a two-day training on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists in Transnzoia County. This marks the fourth training since its inception.

The project targets to train a total of 200 correspondents drawn from the 8 countries and also
aims at sensitizing officials of the respective county governments on the importance of freedom
of expression for citizens as enshrined in the country’s constitution and international

Media coverage of governance, service delivery and corruption in the counties have resulted in increased threats to the safety of journalists and to freedom of expression, the project will respond to some of the increased cases

of threats to the safety of journalists and freedom of expression in the counties.
The project also includes systematic monitoring and documentation of the trends and actual
threats to the safety of journalists and violations of freedom of expression in the counties.
The initiative aims at contributing to the collective efforts by the media industry to lobby and
advocate for an improved environment for the safety of journalists and expanded space for
freedom of expression by citizens and stakeholders in the counties.
This is the fourth one since the project was launched in November 2020. Already, similar workshops have been held in Kisumu, Bungoma, and Mombasa. KCA has so far held similar workshops in Kisumu, Bungoma and Mombasa  and is projecting to have additional workshops  in Nakuru, Nyeri, Meru
and Kitui between May and July.