, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 – Capital FM’s Special Projects Reporter Judie Kaberia has been awarded for her recent feature story on the challenges of a Kenyan transgender.
Kaberia was declared the 2011 runner up Radio Journalist in Gender and Development Category of the Kenya Media Network on Population and Development (KEMEP) annual awards.
The winning story “Grappling with being a transgender” co-authored by Olivia Moraa, focused on a man who has began a journey of transforming himself to a woman. The story seeks to establish if transgender is a medical condition or a matter of personal choice.
Kaberia also got another award for commitment in reporting on gender, reproductive health and population issues.
In the five categories awarded by the Kenya media Network on Population in conjunction with United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), the National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NACPD) and UNICEF saw other journalists scoop awards for stories vetted by senior editors from different media houses.
Other winners include KBC’s Geoffrey Onditi who scooped Best Radio Journalist in Gender and Development award, K24’s Jane Ngoiri – 2011 Best Television Journalist in Gender and Development.
2011 Best Television Journalist in Population and Development
Sally Mbilu (Citizen TV)
2011 Best Print Journalist in Population and Development
Ferdinand Mwongela (The Standard)
2011 Best Television Journalist in Reproductive Health and Rights
Franklin Macharia (Citizen TV)
2011 Best Radio Journalist in Reproductive Health and Rights
Angela Ngendo (BBC World Kenya)
2011 Best Print Journalist in Reproductive Health and Rights
Joy Wanja (Daily Nation)
2011 TV Journalist in Female Genital Mutilation
Irene Choge (NTV)
2011 Best Print Journalist in Female Genital Mutilation
Njoki Chege (The Standard)
2011 Best Radio Vernacular Journalist
Fatuma Maalim (Ergo)
The award ceremony was presided over by Gender Minister Naomi Shaban and attended by Assistant Sports Minister Kabando wa Kabando, UNFPA and UNICEF representatives among others.