Paul Wafula

Paul Wafula

01.07.2013
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Paul Wafula is a business news reporter and an alternate business editor for the Daily Nation. He is currently a roving reporter on corporate companies with a keen interest in Tourism, Banking, macro economics and Technology.He has won several awards the recent being the best print reporter on Tourism 2011 by the Kenya Tourism Awards. http://wMr. Wafula started his business reporting career at the Business Daily where he worked as a business writer until September 2011. Both the Daily Nation and...
Cosmas Butunyi, East African

Cosmas Butunyi, East African

01.07.2013
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Cosmas Butunyi is a writer for The East African. Besides venture capital, he has also been writing on agriculture and science since 2007. He is currently studying at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa as the 2011 FitzGerald Prize fellow. Cosmas won in the Best Finance Feature category in the 2011 Diageo Business Reporting Awards with a special report on CEO’s pay jointly written with colleagues from The East African. He pinpoints this as his most...
Aby Agina

Aby Agina

02.04.2014
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From reading newspaper cuttings to his dad during his childhood Aby Agina a seasoned business journalist currently working with Nation Media Group shares his journalistic journey. Journalism to me was hatched way back in the late 80's. At the age of three years, I would read articles of the Daily Nation newspaper to my dad. I was to later join and write for the same publication at Kenya's leading Media House in East and Central Africa a few years later. I joined...

Cosmas Butunyi, East African

 

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Cosmas Butunyi is a writer for The East African. Besides venture capital, he has also been writing on agriculture and science since 2007. He is currently studying at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa as the 2011 FitzGerald Prize fellow.

 

Cosmas won in the Best Finance Feature category in the 2011 Diageo Business Reporting Awards with a special report on CEO’s pay jointly written with colleagues from The East African. He pinpoints this as his most memorable story, given the award he received and the response the story generated from readers.

To him, business journalism is crucial since it is about livelihoods in today’s capitalist society. Therefore, excellence in business journalism is about simplifying issues and making them not only accessible but also relevant to the lay people.

He believes that the practice of business journalism in Kenya is on the right track, though there is still more to be done, such as devoting more space and airtime to business news as well as simplifying the stories in order to make them more easily understandable.

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