Winners in the individual competition categories are:
MOHAMED AMIN PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD
Winner: Boniface Mwangi, Freelance for The Star, Kenya
Title: Body of work ‘The Boy Child in Sub Saharan Africa’
Judge’s Citation: The set of pictures bring us directly to the life of the African child. It is a piece of Artwork achieved by the quality of the photos, the angles of contrasts between colourful light and shadows, which suddenly capture a particular moment of Africa’s future. To get this result, the photographer has undertaken a patient search of such magic moments in life, where he could find some light next to the face of a particular child with a particular secret in his life revealed by the camera. These particular pictures tell us what cannot be said by any written article: despite the uncertainty towards the future, African children are forging their self-protection and safety, so they are clever in search of a light in the social darkness.
RADIO GENERAL NEWS AWARD
Winner: Kassim Mohamed, Star FM, Kenya
Title: I am Married to a Pirate
Judge’s Citation: “Kassim Mohamed escorts us into their world by escorting the listener into Puntland, Somalia, and the homes of two pirates. They’re not home, so he interviews their wives. The first wife shows listeners her and her husband’s twin Prado’s – a fancy sports utility vehicle – he sits on their luxurious couches and is shown the family AK-47 which is used to protect the ill-gotten gains. It’s a fascinating insider account.
TELEVISION - GENERAL NEWS – NEWS BULLETIN AWARD
Winner: Roseline Wangui, NTV Kenya; and Charles Kariuki, World Vision Kenya for NTV
Title: Undying Quest for Education
Judge’s Citation: The story is balanced and comprehensive. It is a compelling piece of journalism, a simple story told in such a gripping manner.
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS AWARD
Winner: Kaara Wainaina and Francis Mugo Mwangi, NTV Nation Broadcasting Division, Kenya
Title: Granny’s Bank
Judge’s Citation: The journalist took what appears to be a simple story and painted a beautiful picture. He told the story of women’s friendship and also highlighted the business aspects, without labouring the point. This story shows business and finance.