NTV News Editor Dennis O’Keefe has won the 2021 Magazine Special Awards (AJEA).
Okari was presented with the Health Report Award during the 9th edition of the Annual Press Awards (AJEA) held on Tuesday, May 4 Red Alert feature He excelled in 2019.
NTV journalist Citizen TV’s Waihika Mawara and KDN’s Timothy Odeino are in the same category.
When Citizen TV anchor Waihika Maura aired in December 2019.
The Red Alert feature in supermarkets in Nairobi sheds light on the use of toxic chemicals to refresh meat on display.
Okari spoke with confidence to several workers who revealed that meat in supermarkets is high in sodium metabisulfite.
The revelation caused a stir online, thus putting pressure on the government.
The government, the then Health C.S. Through Sicily Karyuki, ministry officials said they had collected samples for analysis from various sales outlets and ordered all district public health departments to carry out high-level surveillance at all supermarkets.
Of Citizen TV Waihika won the Trial Award for the Mara Heist feature, and won the Journalist of the Year award in the KDN’s Otino TV category.
Other award-winning journalists; Daniel Kapoor, Maurice Onyango, Ruth Key, Mercy Tyra, Yahya Mohammed.
Chief Guest and Acting Woman Judge Plomina Mpat Milu celebrated the noble contribution of journalists to the community. He added that the media plays an active role in handling misinformation through verification and ensuring accuracy.
“As we celebrate the work of journalists today, we cannot ignore the difficulties they face in gathering and disseminating information.
“I join all Kenyans in celebrating journalists, especially the award recipients and everyone knows the risks you go into getting information,” he said.