I am a young, focused and dutiful Kenyan, currently pursuing a B.A. (Journalism & Media Studies) at University of Nairobi, set to graduate in 2015.
Prior to joining University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, I completed my O-levels at Tudor Day Secondary School located at the coastal region of Kenya in the year 2012.My passion in writing can be traced back to 2006 when I was pursuing my primary education at Sowa Primary School located at the Kenya’s coastal region about 21Km From Voi town; home to the famous Tsavo East National Park. Having experienced wildlife-human conflict in the area, I became keen in writing such stories of the encounters I had with elephants and other wild animals whenever they invaded my grandfather’s farm. I became even more passionate about writing when I joined high school where my writing was acknowledged in a number of young writers’ forums. I also developed a keen interest in reading articles and stories which could explain my obsession with books and newspapers.
Other than schooling, I blog and participate in conversations in the Kenyan media through platforms such as twitter with like-minded people. I enjoy singing as a hobby which I actively engage in on Saturday evenings and a better part of Sundays. I also find time on Saturday afternoons to play football and engage in athletic activities with colleagues in campus.
I enjoy hiking mountains and photography, which I believe is the most enjoyable moment I can ever have away from books. I believe there is a power in pictures which has the ability to transform dreams and ambitions into realities.
I am determined to achieve professional excellence and become a role model in the practice of journalism that is positive in the sense that it not only seeks to expose weaknesses but also interested in pursuing and offering solutions as alternatives to problems.
Screen name: Jeremiah Wakaya