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John Allan Namu Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Career

Real Name John Allan Namu
Age 39 (As of 2022)
Nationality  Kenyan
Education Level Graduate
Place of Birth N/A
Birth Sign Leo
Year of Birth 1983
Religion  Christian
Spouse  Sheena Makena
Children  One
Profession/Career Journalist 
Net Worth $100,000

 

Investigative journalism in Kenya is interchangeable with John-Allan Namu. His incisive pieces exposed deep-seated corruption in and out of the country, extra-judicial slayings, and other ills that persist in bedeviling our country. Teaming up with Mohammed, Ali-currently Nyali Member of Parliament, the Inside Story & Jicho Pevu series on KTN TV was a must-watch. The two put their own lives on the line & had to go into hiding every time an exposé was aired. Here is the story of the award-winning journalist.

Age

The journalist was born in mid-1983. He is 39 years old.

Wife

John Allan Namu is wedded to Sheena Makena, three years older than him. However, the age dissimilarity does not bother the couple who have revealed the same in multiple interviews. They were wedded in 2010 and had four kids. In an interview on Ebru TV, the pair shared their love journey that began at the Standard Media Group where Namu was interning & his wife was performing as an editor.
The pair had known each other from their campus days. The award-winning journalist was in a long-distance relationship that wasn’t working for him. Namu admitted that he plunged for Makena, who was always supportive of his work. A romantic connection developed, and Makena got pregnant. An involuntary exile in Europe-with fellow journalist Mohammed Ali after an expose-was the space Namu required to make up his mind on his future.
He told his parents and ex-girlfriend about his decision to wed Makena on his return.
The journalist studied Journalism at the United States International University. In discussion with a local news outlet, the journalist shared his struggles as he attempted to find his footing in the media. He was not sure what he liked to do. So, he joined KTN as an intern & was maintained after his training. However, he still did not know where he fitted & would do jobs “no one else desired to do.”
He wanted to be an anchor & a feature journalist, and when he got that chance, he realized it wasn’t giving him the fulfillment he desired. The first time he anchored, it went wrong. He froze on the screen and was unable to follow auto-cue.

Big Break

His big break arrived when Mohammed Ali picked him to do an investigative piece on car-tracking designs titled ‘The Rogue Tracker.’ Investigating that story transformed his life. But, first, he had to go into hiding, stating that the story was ‘frightening & exhilarating.

After a victorious stint at KTN as Special Projects Editor, Namu named it quit in 2015. His conclusion to leave was because:
‘……mainstream environment is just evolving smaller and smaller, and that has to be stated! Sometimes we editorialize where we shouldn’t, which is not what investigative journalism concerns. You have to have the freedom to tell your accounts,” he said on The Trend show aired on NTV.

African Uncensored

He is the CEO and co-founder of Africa Uncensored. The independent media cottage strives to ‘investigate, expose & empower.’ The Profiteers won the TRACE prize. Profiteers noted how the elite in the South Sudanese elite engages in shoddy businesses at the expenditure of their citizens. Other documentaries by African Uncensored enclose the Kanjo Kingdom End of The River, among numerous others.

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