Kenyan journalists to accompany Pope on Africa tour

November 22, 2015 4:29 pm
(L-R) Bernard Namunene, Michael Mumo, Mark Masai and
(L-R) Journalists Bernard Namunene, Michael Mumo, Mark Masai and Ephy Mwangi will shadow the Pope on his maiden Africa tour.

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Four Kenyan journalists will accompany Pope Francis on his tour from the Vatican to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

The journalists who were accredited to accompany Pope Francis to the three countries he is visiting in Africa are from Capital FM and the Nation Media Group.

Michael Mumo, Capital FM’s Editorial Director spoke of his appreciation at being among the four journalists who will fly with the Pope.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to accompany the Pope on his trip to Africa,” he said.

“I am excited. Francis is a people’s Pope and this is demonstrated by some of the places he is scheduled to visit.”

While in Kenya, the Pope will meet and interact with 1,200 hundred slum dwellers who will converge at the Kangemi Slum.

READ: Kangemi humbled and honored to host Pope Francis

NTV News Anchor Mark Masai was equally looking forward to the defining moment of traveling and interacting with the Head of the Catholic Church.

“I feel unreal until I interact with him. I have to remind myself that I am working. It’s one of the defining moments. I am greatly honored,” he said.

Daily Nation’s Chief Political Writer, Bernard Namunane will also be in the same plane with the Pope.

Apart from getting the opportunity to interview the Pope, spiritually it will be a fulfilling moment according to him.

“It’s one in a lifetime experience especially being in the presence of the Holy Father and of course the spiritual experience that it comes with. I look forward to it,” he said.

Ephy Mwangi, NTV Creative Editor will be among the four Vatican Accredited Media Personnel (VAMP) from Kenya

The team leaves Kenya for Italy Sunday night and will be back in the country with the Pope on Wednesday at 5pm.

They will accompany Pope Francis throughout his visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

They will then accompany the Pope back to Italy before returning back after the defining trip that will always remain memorable in their personal and career lives that many journalists of course would have aspired to be part of.


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