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Paydesk has 397 journalists in Kenya. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Kenya are KENNEDY WANDERA and Francis Ontomwa.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Bomet, Dadaab, Eldoret, Embu, Garissa and Garsen.

Journalists in Kenya



Kennedy Wandera

Nairobi, Kenya
International Journalist.

Current Board Chair of the Foreign Press Association, Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Vox Pop News Gathering Photography

Francis Ontomwa

Nairobi, Kenya
Francis Ontomwa is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Francis is an experienced bilingual investigative journalist and senior broadcast journalist with over a decade of leadership in international broadcasting. As a launch producer for BBC's current affairs show Kenya Connects, I successfully Read moreoversaw the launch and mentored early career journalists. Recognized for my in-depth reporting on public corruption, consumer rip-offs, and crime, with extensive experience spanning across Africa. Awarded the Media Council of Kenya's Press Freedom Award in 2017. Skilled in overseeing budgets, resource allocation, and mentoring emerging talent. Proficient in producing impactful content for various media platforms, upholding journalistic integrity, and driving positive change. Adept at managing complex investigations, fostering collaboration, and delivering engaging stories that resonate with diverse audiences.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+13

Mohammed Yusuf

Nairobi, Kenya
I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya, covering East Africa. I am a regular contributor to the Voice of America, Al Jazeera English online and other International outlets. I specialize in covering security and politics in the region.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Aden Abdi Abdullahi Murtiile

Dadaab, Kenya
I'm Aden Abdi Abdullahi a seasoned journalist based in Dadaab, Kenya, with a robust background in the communication field, particularly within humanitarian settings. I have contributed to several media outlets, including Dalsan Media Group, SBC Somali TV, Internews, Radio Gargaar, VOA Somali Read moreservice and Shabelle Media Group. My  entry into journalism was driven by a commitment not to gain popularity but to serve as an independent monitor and a voice for the voiceless.
I specialized in pitching compelling stories from the Dadaab refugee complex, acting as a watchdog for society and ensuring that marginalized voices are heard. My  work embodies the principles of integrity and accountability, consistently upholding the highest standards of journalistic excellence. In an era where journalists of the future will be recognized as history-makers, I stand out  dedicating to impactful storytelling and unwavering commitment to social justice.
I highly welcome any collaboration.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Health & Fitness Social
+4

Collins Liberty Adede

Mombasa, Kenya
Collins Liberty Adede is a seasoned journalist with 14 years of experience in mainstream media, currently based in Mombasa, Kenya. His reporting primarily focuses on Health, Environment, Women and Youth empowerment Agriculture and Security issues within the country, with a particular emphasis on Read moreterrorism threats and the corresponding government responses. Adede's work involves in-depth coverage of the above mentioned areas delivered in English and Kiswahili languages.

Adede's journalism is characterized by his tenacity and adaptability, as he frequently communicates critical statements from key figures and institutions. His reports often detail enhanced security measures and the ongoing challenges posed by extremist groups like al-Shabaab, notably in vulnerable regions such as Lamu.

In his professional approach, Adede identifies with the Belbin team roles, seeing himself as a "team worker" who is cooperative, perceptive, and diplomatic. He also embodies the "Plant" role through his creativity and problem-solving capabilities, and as a "Completer Finisher," he is dedicated to delivering polished and perfected work. This combination of roles underpins his commitment to providing comprehensive and insightful journalism in the field of security and terrorism.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop
+5
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+3

Amina Chombo

Mombasa, Kenya
Amina Chombo is a journalist based in Mombasa, Kenya. Currently working for VOA Swahili service, as a stringer. I have  over 13 years experience in the industry , i worked in the local media in coast Kenya for 7 years before i joined Voice of America as a stringer , 6 years ago. I am working for Read moreboth Radio and Tv reports my main focus is on solution journalism.
my main focus is on health, environment, women and children.

i have won Ajea awards by media council of Kenya, check awards by Internews , and Reach out Centre trust media awards on drug and substance abuse story reporting in Kenya.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+6

Jimmy Makhulo

Nairobi, Kenya
Jimmy Makhulo is a very passionate visual story teller based in Nairobi. I studied journalism at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and the ability to bring visual stories in multimedia form to life excites me a lot. 
Over the 10 years I have practiced journalism, I have perfected my skills Read morein videography and this has led me to work with some of the best media houses and organizations in the country to produce great award winning visual stories.
Having worked with Internews Kenya, one of the leading media development organizations in the world, as a TV trainer, I gained valuable experience by being exposed to technical, theoretical and practical aspects of visual storytelling, always being driven by a strong desire to effect change in the world through my visually strong, compelling and factual stories. 

I have over time used my expertise to tell different stories in multimedia form that connect with the audience in an emotional honest way, stories that have in turn had a great impact in the communities they were told from.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Video Rushes
+2
Skills
Fact Checking

Salma Mohamed

Mombasa, Kenya
Salma Mohamed is a seasoned journalist with 16 years of experience in the media industry, currently serving as a Correspondent Reporter at Voice of America in Mombasa. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Mount Kenya University and has dedicated her career to creating social Read morechange through impactful storytelling. Her reporting often focuses on issues affecting women and children, and she has a keen interest in cultural heritage matters.

Throughout her career, Mohamed has been recognized both locally and internationally for her contributions to journalism. She is particularly noted for her coverage of social campaigns, such as 'The Period Man' initiative in Kenya, which aims to improve reproductive health education and facilitate the distribution of sanitary pads to girls during menstruation. Her work sheds light on the challenges activists face, including religious beliefs and gender norms, and underscores the significant impact of menstruation on girls' education.

Driven by a passion to inspire and influence policy change, Mohamed's reporting not only informs but also engages with the community on critical social issues. Her dedication to her craft and her ability to tell stories that resonate with a wide audience have made her a respected figure in the field of journalism.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+19

Saida Swaleh Rashid

Nairobi, Kenya
Saida Swaleh Rashid is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Saida is an experienced multi- media award winning journalist with a proven record for over 13 years in writing, presenting, scripting, editing, translations and voicing. Her vast communications experience has enabled her to excel in Read moreperfecting the art of writing, work closely with a multidiscipline team, travelled to some of the most luxurious and remote places in and around Africa, interviewed high profile Government officials, covered general elections and understood the world of public health care better.

Saida holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and media studies from the University of Nairobi and currently working on her master’s in diplomacy from the same university. Saida has won several awards locally and internationally in her in depth reporting in matters health and human-interest stories. She has extensive training from Reuters and BBC including high risk training for journalists working in conflict areas (HEFAT).

Saida enjoys cooking, long drives, walks, traveling and a nice bar of chocolate.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+13
Skills
Current Affairs Technology Science & Environment
+10

Ronald Agak

Nairobi, Kenya
Ronald Agak is a multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For the past eight years I have worked in the media industry in different capacities as indicated in my resume and I have gained immense skills in research, news gathering and reporting, technical video and audio editing.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Ahmed Mohamed Hassan

Dadaab, Kenya
Ahmed Mohamed Hassan is a journalist based in Dadaab, Kenya.

I am committed, hardworking and self reliant person who have a very diverse acquaintance in Journalism, Administration and public relationship with excellent working concert, having undergone training based on Humanitarian Radio Read morereporting and conflict resolution through the power of media, I have complex capabilities of camera work and production of documentaries and news for televisions.
 
I have a concrete communicational skills, outstanding work ethic, ability to work both team I am oriented and self directed environment that can bring a substantial results to achieve set goals.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Josephat Kioko

Mombasa, Kenya
Josephat K. Kioko is an award-winning Kenyan journalist based in Mombasa, with a distinguished career in radio and television. His reporting has consistently focused on social change and women's empowerment, particularly through the lens of sports. Kioko's in-depth coverage of female football Read moreplayers in Kilifi, Kenya, has been instrumental in showcasing how sports can challenge stereotypes and foster empowerment among women.

His stories have been broadcasted to wide audiences via platforms such as Baraka FM Radio and VOA Swahili Service, where he has built a reputation for engaging and insightful journalism. Kioko's contributions to the field have not gone unnoticed; his work earned him recognition at the 2013 German Development Media Awards, underscoring his role as a key voice in media for social impact and gender equality in sports. Through his dedication to storytelling and commitment to shedding light on important issues, Josephat Kioko continues to influence the media landscape in Kenya and beyond.
He's a multiple winner at the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards in Kenya.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Business Current Affairs Technology
+8

Roy Ncheeri

Nairobi, Kenya
Based in Nairobi, Kenya and with over 12 years experience in photography and video production, I am an all-rounder when it comes to media production. Over the years I have worked on a variety of projects for various media houses, companies and organizations both in Kenya and from around the world. Read moreThrough these amazing opportunities I have developed my skills as a videographer and photographer as well as gained skills in drone piloting, editing, producing and animation. I have gained competitive industry skills through high level production assignments I have been privileged to engage in and delivered results.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Documentaries Photography Interview
+1
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+22

James Shimanyula

Nairobi, Kenya
JAMES SHIMANYULA is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.


JAMES SHIMANYULA BIO
I am a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For more than forty years, I have covered  South Sudan and Sudan. As well as being a journalist, I am the author of two history books: John Garang and the SPLA Read moreand The Birth of South Sudan. 
John Garang and the SPLA is the first known detailed study of South Sudan’s celebrated fighter, who died in a helicopter crash on July 30, 2005.
   The Birth of South Sudan delves deeply into the country’s history and exclusively traces remarkable events that have occurred since it separated from the north, now Republic of Sudan
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Maureen Ojiambo

Nairobi, Kenya
Maureen Ojiambo is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her love for radio and website articles is what makes her an outstanding candidate for your pick. She has written several articles ranging from current affairs, be it politics, health science, business , education and many other fields. Her Read moremulti-skilled character in her field of expertise is exceptional.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) 360 Videography
+2
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Breaking News
+1

Mohamed Farah Shire

Garissa, Kenya
MOHAMED FARAH SHIRE
Garissa Kenya |Official: ****** |Personal: ******
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SUMMARY 
Over 20 years’ experience in Journalist, humanitarian, protection, human rights, peace, Governance, Communication and institutional capacity building interventions. Area of professional experience Read moreincludes 
•	Communication
•	Program management 
•	Administration,
•	Operation and support
•	Facilitation in community trainings and development and extensive experience in multifaceted projects ,
•	Partnership building and networking,
•	Project proposal development,
•	Knowledge on high impact and result oriented interventions,
•	Organizational and Strategic Planning,
•	Educational systems design and curriculum implementation,
•	Monitoring and Evaluation, 
•	Training Needs Assessments,
•	Training and supervision, 
•	Budget development and tracking,
EDUCATION BACKGROUND 
•	Bachelor Degree off mass communication (B.M.M)                                                      2015 
•	Diploma Radio/transmitter maintainer Speico institute                                             ( Dec 2006)
•	Diploma African population institute business marketing and sales strategy           Dec 2011 
•	Diploma in radio and television broadcasting                                                         2006 KIMC 2 years 
•	Kenya Certificate  of Secondary Education  (KCSE) County high school                        2005
•	Kenya certificate primary education (KCPE) Dadaab Boarding primary school            1998 
Countries/states of work experience 	Lower juba, South & Central Somalia and Kenya Ethiopia Somali state Uganda Tanzania.
Language 	Somali , English Arabic, Swahili and Amharic 
WORK EXPERIENCE 
POSITION: VOA REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT
YEAR: 2008-20018
LOCATION: HORN OF AFRICA 
EMPLOYER: ETN EASTERN TELEVISION NETWORK/RISALA FM CEO/FOUNDER
Languages
English
Services
News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Abdisalan Ahmed Abdisalan

Dadaab, Kenya
Abdisalan Ahmed Abdisalan is a journalist based in Dadaab, Kenya. with more than ten years of experience and working both as Radio and TV, Reporter, presenter, and producer, as well as a Digital Journalist.
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
War Reporter Social Cultural
+1

Juma Majanga

Nairobi, Kenya
Juma Majanga is a journalist.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+7

Ahmed Aden

Wajir, Kenya
Ahmed Aden is a journalist covering drought, conflict and human-interest stories in Kenya..
Languages
English Somali Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+18

Khadar Hared

Nairobi, Kenya
I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

I have more than nine years of experience and worked both as Radio and TV, Reporter, previously worked in several areas in Somalia including Mogadishu and Kismayo, where I have worked with several media stations as a correspondent Read moreand momentarily covering stories of east Africa primarily on Somali related titles. I also possesses abilities like Performance skills, Flexibility, compelling storytelling in the video, Shooting films, Editing, and writing.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Politics War Reporter Research
+4

Reuben Kyama

Nairobi, Kenya
Reuben Kyama is a distinguished Kenyan journalist with over 15 years of experience in both broadcast and print media. Based in Nairobi, he has reported on a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on economic and international relations in Africa. His work has been featured in leading media Read moreoutlets such as The New York Times, Germany’s Deutsche Welle, and the Voice of America (VoA). Kyama's reporting delves into critical issues such as economic growth, youth unemployment, and policy development, often incorporating expert opinions to shed light on the continent's challenges and prospects for sustainable development.

Kyama's academic background includes graduate courses in the Erasmus Mundus Masters: Journalism, Media and Globalisation program at the University of Aarhus, University of Amsterdam, and City University London, supported by an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Union. He also attended the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus as a DANIDA Fellow, courtesy of a fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. His educational pursuits have significantly contributed to his depth of understanding in his field.

In addition to his journalism career, Kyama is the founder of One World Public Relations, a rapidly expanding strategic communications firm in East Africa. He has provided consultancy services for international organizations, such as the World Health Organization at the African Union Summit in Uganda, and has led media campaigns for entities like the African Capacity Building Foundation. Kyama has also facilitated high-level media training workshops for various clients. Currently, he serves as the Africa Bureau Chief for Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide and is a Fellow at the Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellowship program, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, further cementing his role as a leading voice in African media and journalism.
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Fact Checking

Billie Odidi

Nairobi, Kenya
“Bill Odidi is a print and broadcast journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with interests in News, Current Affairs, Sports, Art and Culture. He works with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in Nairobi. 
He also writes on music and the arts for the Business Daily and Daily Nation newspapers in Read moreNairobi and  contributes articles for various websites including www.thisisafrica.me and www.africareview.com.
Bill is also a board member of Music In Africa Foundation a web portal dedicated to the music sector in Africa and Ketebul Music, an independent music and documentary production outfit based in Nairobi.
Among his documentary projects with Ketebul Music are "Retracing Kenya's Funky Hits" (2012) and "Retracing Kenya's Songs of Protest" (2014) where he worked as a researcher and writer. He co-wrote a chapter for the book "Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-It-Yourself Do-It-Together" edited by Sarah Baker (Routledge 2015)
He has reported on stories from around East Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, the U.K, Netherlands, the U.S, Jamaica, China, and other parts of the world. He has contributed radio programs for the BBC World Service and Radio France International (R.F.I)
 In 2006, Bill was the winner of the Radio for Peace building, Africa (RPFA) “Radio Talk show for Peace building” Award
Languages
English Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+4

Mohamed Muktar Kheir

Dadaab, Kenya
mohamed Muktar kheir is a journalist based in Dadaab, Kenya.
Languages
Afrikaans
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+1
Skills
Fact Checking

Dennis Wanyonyi

Nairobi, Kenya
Dennis Wanyonyi is a journalist.based in Nairobi Kenya, specialized in both Swahili and English presentation current attached to Voice of America Radio Swahili sports Desk.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Maryan Barre

Nairobi, Kenya
Maryan
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking
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