I’m a 29-year-old journalist who was born and brought up in Rift Valley Province, Kenya. I’ve been practicing for five years. Since I was young, listening and telling stories have always fascinated me, and this is what inspired me to study journalism. There’s nothing as good as earning a living doing what one loves the most. I must say I’m greatly blessed.
I joined the Global Press Institute in January 2011, and since then I’ve had the privilege of telling local stories – issues affecting my community, its struggles and triumphs, traditions and culture – to a global audience.
Having been limited to reporting to a local audience, I felt really blessed joining GPI, as it opened the entire world for me and taught me how to communicate to a global audience. I believe that, as a member of the Kenyan community, I know our story and can tell it better than any visitor. This is a fact GPI seems to appreciate and has thus entrusted me with the noble responsibility of covering news events and features about Kenya.
And through the guidance of the GPI editors, I’m now able to analyse and report stories from all perspectives, giving my readers a balanced picture of every situation. This is something I might have been taught in school but never learned to do practically. As I continue to write for GPI and the newswire grows, I believe I’ll continue to advance in my journalism career, and my stories will reach even more people.