Thursday, 17 December 2015

BARAKA FM SCOOPS TOP ACCOLADES IN DEVELOPMENT AWARDS



Baraka FM reporters were honoured on Wednesday night at the 9th Kenya
Media Network on Population and Development, KEMEP Awards.

Albert Mwangeka, a senior reporter for the media house based in
Nairobi beat out stiff competition in the Female Genital Mutilation
category and was chosen the best by a panel of judges drawn from
diverse areas.

His story was on a teenage girl living in Kilifi county who was forced
by her mother to undergo the cut forcefully after sitting her KCPE
exams.

David Ngumbao who is a correspondent in Kilifi also beat out
competition and emerged the best in the Family Planning category.

His story touched on school going girls in Kilifi who were using
various family planning methods.

Mombasa based senior reporter Diana Wanyonyi emerged 1st runners up in
the Population and Development Category.

Wanyonyi was 2nd Runners in FGM and Family Planning categories.

Other winners of the night included Josephat Kioko who was 2nd Runners
Up in the Population and Development pool, Oscar Nyoha 2nd Runners Up
Children and Youth Affairs and Joseph Jira 2nd Runners Up Reproductive
Health Category.

Winners of each category were awarded a trophy, Certificate and a high
end tablet.

'Baraka FM had strong entries in the KEMEP Awards. We commend the
management team for allowing their journalists to run development
content consistently,' says Chief Judge Howard Akimala.

'Baraka FM has shown a never -dying-attitude in as far as development
driven stories is concerned. It is encouraging to see stories that
have a human face being unearthed,' says KEMEP co-ordinator Henry
Kibira.

KEMEP Media Awards were introduced eight years ago to recognize the
commitment and vigour with which journalists put towards highlighting
issues related to development.

The objective of the annual Media Awards is to reward journalists for
writing and producing excellent stories that clearly articulate the
real issues surrounding development matters.

Journalists were feted during  a gala dinner at Laico Regency, Nairobi.