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Ebby Nanzala Wamatsi

Ebby is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

She contributes to local magazines including Business Post, African News Science and Spore as well as to the Leader Newspaper. She focuses on climate change issues, agriculture and rural development.

Why did you decide to be a journalist?

Being a journalist was my dream since high school, after which I went to journalism college. I want to give voice to the voiceless, like the small-scale farmers. I focus on the positive side of development issues – such as the efforts being made towards tackling climate change – rather than the failures.

What should be the role of a journalist in your country?

Journalists should advocate for marginalised people who are affected by issues like climate change, so that the government and NGOs are more inclined to help them. They should do this through highlighting the plight of these people by, for example, reporting on their suffering during drought and floods.

Journalism by Ebby Nanzala Wamatsi

Maasai women tackle drought


The Maasai are struggling with frequent water shortages which are threatening their way of life. But one women's group is taking action.