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Edith Kimani

Edith Kimani moderates our Street Debates. She has a decade of experience behind her as a news anchor, journalist and regular panel host.

Born in:

Swahili, English and soon, German

Degrees / journalistic experience: 
I worked six years at a Kenyan broadcaster before joining DW.

With DW since:
July 2015

Favorite quote:
Oh, this is a tough one…Let’s call it one of many: "Show a people as one thing, only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become." Chimamanda Adichie (Nigerian writer)

What do I strive to be as a journalist?
To be honest to the people I tell stories to and the people I tell them for.

7 favorite words (in no particular order)
1. Wunderbar!
2. Discombobulate
3. Ohrwurm
4. Thigiriri - Kikuyu (my mother tongue) for ant
5. Serendipity
6. Subira - Swahili for patience
7. Habari - Swahili for hello and news!