Edith Kimani and 5 other Kenyans Poached By International Media

Edith Kimani and 5 other Kenyans Poached By International Media


1.Abdi Latif:

Abdi Latif Dahir, a Daily Nation Reporter has been poached by a renowned international newspaper. New York Times (NYT), on Monday, October 7 announced it’s the newest employee, a Kenyan journalist.


                         Abdi Latif


2.Richard Kagoe:

Richard Kagoe is a senior former anchor for 9 pm prime time English news.Kagoe reportedly handed in his resignation in early August to join BBC.

                            Richard Kagoe

3.Dorcas Wangira:

Award-winning Citizen TV Special Features reporter Dorcas Wangira was poached by London based media house The Economist…This came a few weeks after Dorcas was announced the winner of this year’s (2019) Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. She had joined the Royal Media Services late last year during the mass exodus of top journalists and was among the many who joined Citizen TV.

                          Dorcas Wangira

4.Larry Madowo:

Renowned Business Editor, Larry Madowo was among the luckiest journalist to be poached in April 2018. Madowo, who allegedly had a frosty relationship with Nation Media Group’s management and editorial leadership forced him out, was poached by BBC. In July 2019, He decided to take a break and go study in the US.

                     Larry Madowo


5.Edith Kimani:

Former KTN news anchor was also poached by DW, in Germany. In 2009, Edith began her career after winning a KTN reality show contest seeking out Kenya’s most talented young news anchor. She then hosted her own show, On the Record, and earned a name for herself as one of Kenya’s top young journalists. She moved to Berlin,  Germany to start a new life and become an East African correspondent with DW.

                  Edith Kimani





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