MEMBERS

SAMUEL OTIENO.

 

 

Samuel Otieno is a professional journalist with bias towards health, science and agricultural issues.

He joined Mesha in 2011 and is currently the website editor and social media editor for the organisation working as a volunteer.

He also implements the media strategy as well as overseeing the implementation of a plan for a website to ensure effective communication.

A holder of Diploma in Journalism and Diploma in Public Relations from the University of Nairobi Samuel is currently pursuing his degree course In Media and communication and Information technology from Maseno University.

He is currently working for the Star Newspaper from the Western Kenya province of Nyanza based in Kisumu as a correspondent.

Contacts- koracha2006@gmail.com

Cell +254 723 757 112.

Twitter @ustadhsirmoco.

KIPROTICH KOROS.
 

Kiprotich Koros joins Media for Environment Science Health and Agriculture (MESHA) as the Coordinator and Media Officer.

He worked previously with Science Africa, a monthly science magazine as a reporter, writer, and editor and lately as a correspondent. He has also been a correspondent and editor for the African Mirror Magazine. Koros has written on agriculture, health and environment.

He also has skills in TV and Radio production as well as in Events Organizing.

 He holds a Bachelors Degree in Linguistics Media and Communication from Moi University. His main responsibilities include establishing and developing dynamic, innovative and structured communication strategies for the organization in order to promote science communication among its affiliates, ensuring that MESHA  communicates well with its partners including the government, donors, national associations, international associations, and the public.


Contacts

Cell Phone: +254 710 213 149

E-mail: korross.koros@gmail.com

 

ALLAN JAMES OBIERO

Allan James Obiero is a radio journalist working for a vernacular radio station in Nyanza known as RADIO NAM LOLWE as a senior reporter and head of news reporters having worked at the station since its inception in 2007.

He has a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies.

He has passion for science stories and contributes for most online science based outlets like Science in Africa, the Agriculturalist among others.

Apart from being a member of MESHA, he is also a professional member of Health and Environmental Media Network(HEMNET) and Nile Media Network (NMN) Kenyan chapter.

He is the MESHA KENYA Kisumu chapter leader and married with a son.

Contacts; allanjobiero@yahoo.com

               Allanjames86@gmail.com

Cell Phone +254 726 106 329

Twitter; @AllanObiero

 

JOHN OUKO RIAGA.

 

He is currently the communication assistant at KEMRI/CDC based in Kisumu having left active media at Royal Media services where he worked as a radio reporter from 2005-2009.

He has a diploma in communication and mass media and pursuing his degree in communication and media at Maseno University.

John has a wealth of experience in journalism having worked in the Governement owned Kenya News Agency in Homa bay County.

He is an experienced hand in science and health issues with knowledge gained from international and national conference including the planet under pressure conference in London in 2012.

He is the Vice Chairman of Mesha and a board member.

Married with two children.

Contact: jriaga@yahoo.com

Cell:+ 254 720 778 976.

 

AGATHA NGOTHO

 

 

 

Agatha has worked at the Media Max Limited print outlet of the People Daily as a science feature writer and a columnist in the same paper on matter of Nature before she joined Radio Africa group Print outlet of the Star in the same capacity.

She has a diploma in mass communication and alumni of International Institute of Journalism in German on Environmental reporting.

She has been a member of MESHA since its inception assisting the head office and Nairobi Chapter in coordinating activities.

She is married and has two children and has a passion for conservation, gender and children.

As a strong believer in professional growth and networking she has actively participated in MESHA activities.

Contacts: Wamaitha2us@yahoo.com

Cell: +254 721 247570.

 

BEATRICE LUCY OCHOLA

 

 

 

She is a radio Journalist working with Vernacular FM station, Radio Lake Victoria that was established to advocate for environmental issues around Lake Victoria.

She is Diploma holder in Journalism and based in Bondo within Siaya county.

She joined MESHA to explore her interest in science and health issues and strengthe her skills on environment.

Contacts : beatadesh@yahoo.com

                beatadesh@gmail.com

Cell: +254 714 687064.

 

JONATHAN MANYINDO.

 

He is a holder of Diploma in photo journalism from Kenya institute of mass communication.

He is a correspondent with Nation Media group in Mombasa County based in Taita Taveta.

He is currently the MESHA treasurer and a board member.

His desire to join MESHA was derived from passion in agriculture and environment.

Contacts: jmanyindo@yahoo.co.uk

+254 725 531 362.

 

ISSA HUSSEIN

 

He has a Diploma in mass communication and writes for Nation Media group since 2003-2012 from Garissa.

He is currently a freelance writer and contributes to associated press and media Diversity.

Issa.harun@gmail.com

Cell + 254 721 867373.

 

 

BRENDA MWENDE

 

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Joined the media industry in 2010 after finishing a diploma course from East African School of media studies EASMS in Nairobi.

 She has fisrt hand experience in journalism from her extensive internship period at the  Government owned Kenya News Agency.

She is currently employed by the  Mediamax limited company for K24 TV and the people newspaper as both reporter and photographer based in Mwingi town in Kitui County.

Although this is her first job her passion for journalism as made the work and has made her step a notch higher and join the science reporting cadre of journalist in Kenya.

Email bmwende96@yahoo.com.

Mwendebrenda33@gmail.com.

 Telephone Number is 0711747294.

Physical address

 PO BOX 155 MWINGI.