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Here Are The Winners Of The 2017 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards


The 6th Annual Journalism Excellence Awards were held in Nairobi on the night of Wednesday, May 3rd.

The awards recognised the best in both print and broadcast journalism. Out of the 40 awards given on the night, Nation Media journalists managed to scoop an impressive 14. No other media house in Kenya managed more than eight winners across all categories.

Impact Africa Managing Director Kentice Tikolo (right) presents the Sports Reporting Award to Dennis Okari (left) and Eric Isinta.

okari award

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See the full list of winners below:


1. Development Reporting Award.

Leopold Obi – Daily Nation (print category)

Mashirima Kapombe and Moses Baya – KTN (TV category)

2. ICT and Telecommunications Reporting Award.

Eunice Kilonzo – Daily Nation (print)

George Otieno – Radio Citizen (radio)

3. Gender Reporting Award.

Vincent Achuka – Daily Nation (print)

Mercy Murengu – Upendo FM (radio)

Andrew Ochieng and Robert Gichira – NTV (TV)

4. Environment Reporting Award.

Verah Okeyo – Daily Nation (print)

Ali Maingu – Radio Salaam (radio)

Gladys Kigo and David Kabiruh – Citizen TV (TV)

5. Sports Reporting Award.

Isaac Swila – Daily Nation (print)

Dennis Okari and Eric Isinta – NTV (TV)

6. Health Reporting Award.

Angela Oketch – Daily Nation (print)

Victor Moturi – Ebru TV (TV)

7. Business Reporting Award.

Diana Wanyonyi – Baraka FM (radio)

Zeynab Wandati and Robert Gichira – NTV (TV)

8. Good Governance Reporting Award.

Vincent Achuka – Daily Nation (print)

Joseph Jira – Baraka FM (radio)

Africa Uncensored (John-Allan Namu, Sam Munia, Elijah Kanyi, Kassim Mohamed)

9. Media Freedom Award.

Diana Wanyonyi – Baraka FM (radio)

Francis Ontomwa, Francis Mutalaki and Edmond Oduor – KTN (TV)

10. Photographer of the Year Award.

Phoebe Okall – Daily Nation

11. Cartoonist of the Year.

Michael Munene – Nation Media Group

12. Cameraperson of the Year Award.

Edwin Mwai – K24

13. Journalist of the Year.

Africa Uncensored – (John-Allan Namu, Sam Munia, Elijah Kanyi, Kassim Mohamed)

14. Lifetime Contribution in Journalism Award – Veteran Category.

Leonard Mambo Mbotela and Elizabeth Omollo.

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