Kenyan Politics: Determinants of Legislators’ Coverage in Newspapers’ Pictorial News

Jimmy Ochieng, Kioko Ireri


Content analyzing 491 photographs, the present research explores whether noninstitutional characteristics (gender, ethnic group size, and seniority) and institutional attributes (party size and political leadership) predicted newspapers’ pictorial coverage of 349 Kenyan members of Parliament (MPs) between 2013 and 2017. Findings indicate that political leadership was the overall predictor of the MPs’ photographic coverage. The implications of these are also discussed.




content analysis, Kenya, newspapers’ visibility, pictorial coverage, politicians

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