Kenya’s Neville Otuki wins prize at the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Awards

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A Kenyan online energy news website has won a Financial Journalism award in the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism 2018 competition.

The website, Kenya Energy News publishes The Energy Siren news website covers Kenya energy events, technologies, investments, projects, partnerships and related stories. Through its Writer, Mr Neville Otuki, the webiste bagged the African Growth Story Second runner up prize to emerge as the only East African representative on the winners’ podium. Otuki has previously worked at The Standard Group and the Nation Media Group.

Previous winners of the African Growth story category include Dominic Omondi of The Standard newspaper in Kenya (2017), Ancillar Mangena of CNBC Africa in South Africa (2016), and Allan Odhiambo of the Business Daily in Kenya (2015).

Speaking in Nairobi, Sanlam Kenya Group CEO Patrick Tumbo, said South Africa’s Financial Mail editor, Mr Rob Rose won the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year overall award. Rose has previously won the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year award twice and various category awards in the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism competition over the years.

Launched in 2013, the African Growth Story category in the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism competition is open to all journalists who practise in Africa and whose work is published and/or broadcast on the continent. The category recognises stories covering the significance of business and investment on the continent. Entries should focus on the growth of the continent in terms of investments, infrastructure development, economic progress and related topics.

The runners-up in the various categories were:

African Growth Story

  • Karen Mwendera, Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa – First runner up
  • Neville Otuki, Energy Siren News, Kenya – Second runner up

Business and Companies

  • Craig Mckune, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism – First runner up
  • Susan Comrie, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism – Second runner up

Economy

  • Claire Bisseker, Financial Mail – First runner up
  • Giulietta Talevi, Financial Mail – Second runner up

Financial Markets

  • Lisa Steyn, Business Day/Financial Mail – Runner up

Consumer Financial Education

  • Kate Ferreira, Financial Mail – First Runner up
  • Sam Beckbessinger, Women’s Health, You Magazine, Manage your Money like a F*cking Grown-up (Blog) – Second Runner up
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