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, I would make 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 your 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 a writer at The Asian Weekly, a fast growing paper-zine that has already capitalized on the South Asian niche market. In the desire to expand, we have spread our tentacles across the country with sights set on the greater East African market. Not only do I write on community matters, I have also traversed the fields of business, sports and feature writing.In addition to my vast set of skills, I have now delved into the field of blogging- soccer blogging to be precise.

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.