The content across Kenyan media outlets can be very monotonous. You tune in to one news channel, and most likely stay there, because if you see one, it's like you've seen all of them. But nothing shouts lazy journalism more than when one publisher regurgitates what another has already put out. That's when media monotony morphs to media moronity.
The story of how Kenyan cars are registered using differentiated number plates makes quite a fascinating reading.
But, does it mean other media outlets should just copy what has already been published?
New angles can be used to add value to the original content, and still make the replicated read relevant.
You get a sense that this was not the intention here, because someone even decided to use the same photograph to illustrate the lifted story.
The take home lesson?
The biggest fan of a Kenyan media house...is a rival media house!