Four alumni were among the 40 winners at the 6th Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) ceremony organized by the Media Council of Kenya, on Wednesday, May 3 in Nairobi.
Ms. Zeynab Wandati (Journalism, 2010) a Business Reporter with Nation Media Group’s news channel – NTV - won the Business Reporting Award and was 2nd Runner-Up in the Environmental Reporting category. Her colleague on the same station Mr. Andrew Otieno (Journalism, 2009) won the Gender Reporting Award. Ms. Sharon Momanyi ( MAIR, 2016) an anchor with the Kenya Television Network’s 24-hour news channel KTN News, was a 2nd runner-up in Health Reporting category.
The top prize however, belonged to the team from Africa Uncensored which featured three USIU-Africa alumni; John- Allan Namu (Journalism, 2006), Elijah Kanyi (Tourism Management, 2011) and Kassim Mohamed (IBA, 2016). The team took home the Journalist of the Year Award and the Good Governance Reporting Award. Mr. Namu adds to a tally of trophies which includes winning Kenya’s first CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award in 2009.
Alumni feted at prestigious media awards