Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has revealed that the government is exploring partnership with the Chinese State Media to support Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
The DP made the revelation after holding talks with the President of the Xinhua News Agency to discuss the future of KBC.
“To support our development Agenda through the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, we are exploring a partnership with the Chinese State Media, Xinhua News Agency for good practices.
I held discussions with the President of the Xinhua News Agency, of China Fu Hua, on enhancing cooperation in areas of data reporting, leveraging technology like artificial intelligence and other innovations to tell impactful stories,” Gachagua’s statement read in part.
According to the deputy president, the collaboration between the two media houses will be mutual and will enhance knowledge transfer.
“As we modernize KBC, collaboration with Xinhua will be a boost in transfer of knowledge and skills besides stories on economic opportunities in the two countries. Among other issues, this will further cement the bilateral ties we have enjoyed for 60 years,” statement read.
The Deputy President insisted that information, education, and communication remain paramount roles of the media.
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UDA benchmarks with China’s ruling party
Gachagua and the United Democratic Party (UDA) Secretary General Cleophas Malala also held talks with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E Zhou Pingjian.
During the meeting at the DP’s official residence in Karen, Nairobi, they disclosed that they intend to partner in strengthening the structures of UDA party for posterity
“UDA has a lot to learn from the Communist Party of China (CPC), as we continue building UDA to a party of the century beyond elections.
This will enhance political stability and predictability in addition to nurturing our Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda ideology,” the Deputy President said.
The government intend to benchmark with the CPC party of China and borrow best practices, geared towards transforming Kenya.
“The ruling CPC is a century-old political organization whose leadership has propelled the country to economic prosperity. We will work with the CPC in building and strengthening the technical and structural capacities of the UDA Party in our bid to change the political landscape of the country to ideology-based politics.”