I come from a country where journalism acts as a foundation for mass public opinion. Such power demands responsibility and I am always careful to tell and approach every story with nuance and context.
wahili, English and soon, German
I worked six years at a Kenyan broadcaster before joining DW.
With DW since:
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)
4. Thigiriri - Kikuyu (my mother tongue) for ant
6. Subira- Swahili for patience
7. Habari- Swahili for hello and news!