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Edith Kimani

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.

Born in:
Kenya

Languages:
wahili, 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!