Media challenges in the post- election violence in Kenya. a case study of Nairobi.

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Kampala international international: College Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of this study was to establish the media challenges faced during the post-election violence in the city of Nairobi. The research was cross-sectional with both explanatory and descriptive approaches. The target population was the women, youth, middle aged and elderly, besides politicians as a special group. The population of the study was 300 residents of Nairobi. Key informant interviews and questionnaires were used in collecting data. Data analysis method was based on qualitative and quantitative approach using Excel and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) program. The results were presented in tables and Figures. The major finding in the study showed that reporting post elections presented challenges amongst which includes no experience or training in reporting conflicts, weak constitutional and legal framework, inadequate equipment and poor research capacity. Finally, a number of recommendations such as updating the journalists training manual, government to invite people from other countries to share programmes they have used for healing negative ethnicity, media owners to develop a training programme for journalists on local and national integrity systems
A thesis submitted to the school of postgraduate studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts in conflict resolution and peace building of Kampala international university
Conflict Resolution, Post- election violence, Media, Nairobi, Kenya