Nakuru county to offer psycho-social support to journalists

The County Government of Nakuru has vowed to work with Journalists on matters counseling and humanitarian support.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Molo MP Kimani Kuria lay a wrath of flowers on the grave of the late Mediamax Molo-based journalist George Kori.PHOTO/NGPU.

Speaking in Elburgon, Molo Sub County on Wednesday during the burial of Mediamax Journalist George Kori who was found dead last week in what reports pointed to suicide, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui noted that Journalists are exposed to disturbing images in the line of their duty.

He said this may cause trauma to some if not addressed in good time.

A section of Nakuru Journalists during the burial of the late Mediamax reporter George Kori.PHOTO/NGPU.

“It is unfortunate that journalists are exposed to disturbing images in the line of duty which may cause trauma to some of them. My administration will work with the journalists in Nakuru County to see how counseling and any other support can be availed to them”   he said.

Kinyanjui who condoled with the family and friends of the late George Kori Njoroge termed the late Kori a polite young man who had a bright future.

The county boss also raising concerns over what he termed is rising cases of suicide in Molo and Elburgon.

“We recognize that suicide cases have been increasing at an alarming rate in Molo and Elburgon Sub Counties in the past few years. It is time we address suicide as a mental health problem and raise awareness on the signs to look out for” said Kinyanjui.

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