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Kenyan Journalist wins CNN MultiChoice Awards

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    A Kenyan journalist has won this year’s prestigious CNN MultiChoice African 2009 Journalist of the Year Award. Mr John Allan Namu, a journalist working with Kenya Television Network (KTN), was over the weekend announced winner by the Award Ceremony and Gala Evening at the International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.

    Mr Namu won for his two submissions:’In the shadow of the Mungiki’ and ‘Inside Story: Scars and Sufurias’, which were chosen from among 1,665 entries from 38 nations across the African continent where only 25 finalists were nominated. He set the record when he won in two categories, the Television News Award and Television Features Award. The competition is now in its 14th year.

    Mr Namu wins a cash prize, a visit to CNN Centre in Atlanta, to attend the three-week CNN Journalism Fellowship, along with the prize awarded to all category winners, which consists of a laptop computer, printer and a cash prize.

    Mr Tony Maddox, Managing Director, CNN International and Nolo Letele, CEO, MultiChoice South Africa, presented John-Allan with the Award. Among the winners was a Ugandan, Fred Mugira, a Freelance journalist who contributed his winning article to the Mail and Guardian online. He won the Tourism Award in the awards ceremony to honour the achievements of outstanding journalists from across the African continent. His story: Riding Boda Boda in Uganda won him the award.