Biography

I am a journalist by personality, soccer fan by heart and caring by nature. I had a normal childhood, ‘marred’ by inquisitiveness- this got me in trouble ever so often.Throughout my youthful years, I discovered my talent for stringing words together and knew that, coupled with my inquisitive nature, would make me a good journalist. I believe the stroke of a pen possesses the ability to heal wounds, as much as it is used otherwise. Therefore, with a pen in my hand and inspiration in my heart, I set out on the terrains of life to document its amazing stories.

If life has taught me anything thus far, it is that you should never settle for mediocrity; always strive higher. My passion to be better than the average man led me to toying with the paraphernalia of broadcast, as well as design and photography. I pride myself of having been an Editor of the Samachar; a monthly community news publication. I have also been the Layout and Design Editor for a United States International University (USIU) edition of the Gazette. Also under my belt are two video productions; a five-minute documentary on scrap metal dealings on the outskirts of Nairobi, as well as entry into a Safaricom advert competition.

Over the years, I have been honing my skills with the aid of my family, friends and colleagues. In less than a year as a practicing journalist, I have seen my writing, personality and career mature at a remarkable rate. I could truly see how a stroke of the pen, or the banging of keys on a keyboard has, the ability to transform lives.

I am currently the Sub Editor at The Asian Weekly, a fast growing paperzine that has already capitalized on the Asian niche market not only in the country, but the East African region. Not only do I write on community matters, I have also traversed the fields of business, sports, travel and feature writing.

The Asian Weekly, operating under the umbrella of Greenstorm Media Africa Limited, has afforded me various opportunities which have proved mutually beneficial as both, the publication and I grow to greater heights. Among the most memorable local assignments I have covered include photographing the visits of Pope Francis (2015) and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to Kenya (2016) as well covering the first 3D Laparoscopic surgery conducted in Africa (2015). Internationally, I have shared soil with some of the world’s leading journalists on assignments such as covering the ICC Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne, Australia (2015) and the ICC World T20 semi-final and final in Delhi and Kolkata, India (2016). Away from sports, I have also been part of the media team, assigned to cover the Cannes Film Festival in France (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) as well as the International Indian Film Academy awards in New York, USA (2017). Operating as a photographer, I have been fortunate to interact with and photograph a galaxy of stars, from Hollywood’s Woody Allen, George Clooney, Blake Lively, Sean Penn and Rihanna to Bollywood’s Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and AR Rahman.

In addition to my vast set of skills, I have also engaged in the field of blogging- soccer blogging to be precise. My work has been published in local publications such as The Asian Weekly and The Sunday, to international online portals such as World Soccer Talk. Furthermore, my soccer commentary has seen me featured as a guest for a local soccer show, Soccer 360, aired on Ebru TV (available on DStv, Zuku and Star Times).

I aspire to live my life by the words uttered by the boxing great, Muhammad Ali, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

 

I dare, I do, I succeed.

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