The five journalists including Baraka FM News Anchor George Otieno were awarded as winners and runner-ups during this year’s CNN Multichoice African Journalists of the Year Awards gala held in Nairobi.
Mr Otieno became second in his health reporting category after Ibanga Isine of Nigeria was declared winner in that category.
Paul Kelemba aka Mado of Standard Newspapaer was awarded winner in the Infrastructure reporting category while Enock Sikolia & Charles Kariuki of NTV won in the investigative reporting category.
The five Kenyan journalists were among the 24 nominated finalists nominited as finalists in the Most prestigious African Journalists Awards.
Hyacinthe Boowurosigue Sanou of Burkina Faso was declared overall winner of the CNN/MultiChoice African Journalist 2015.
Mr. Otieno of Baraka FM was nominated from among 1,400 entries received from over 34 nations across Africa.
The 5 minute radio feature submitted by Otieno dubbed Obstetric Fistula touched on 3 women who suffered from the condition but eventually got treatment and healed completely.
The award ceremony was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta who challenged international media to stop portraying Kenya negatively in their reporting.