Awards and Nominations
The Standard Group is an undisputed house of talents. More than 60 per cent of outstanding journalists in the country today — both print and electronic — started their journey at the Standard.
The Group’s journalists have won countless international and local awards, a proof that the Group is indeed a centreof journalistic excellence.
The Group strolled into the Hall of Fame in 1973 when pioneer writer and editor Henry Gathigira bagged the Journalist of the Year Award. The following year, then senior reporter Frank Ojiambo — who later rose to become the News Editor — finished first runners-up in the Kenneth Bolta Award.
Our excellence in sports journalism did not start the other day because in 1978, the then sports editor Sulubu Tuva was declared the Sports Writer of the Year.
In 1986, The Standard was declared the BestDesigned Newspaper of the Year. But the better things were to come when in 1999,writer Pamela Mulumbi won the prestigious African Journalist of the Year Award.
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In the very recent years, The Standard, KTN and Radio Maisha reporters and editors have won baskets of prestigious Awards.
In 2010, the Standard Group’s Assistant Director and Chief Editor John Bundotich won the prestigious Forum For African Investigative Reports (FAIR) Courageous Editor’s Award.
This award recognises Editors who have withstood external pressure to publish stories in public interest.
KTN’s investigative duo of Mohammed Ali and Dennis Onsarigo have won numerous awards for their nerve-cracking investigative stories. The Jicho Pevuand Inside Storyseries remain unrivalled in the country.
The Standard, KTN and Radio Maisha journalists last year scooped almost all the Awards at the Footballer of the Year Awards.
In 2010, journalists from the Group scooped top honours at 4thedition of the annual Kenya Media Network on Population and Development awards. The list of winners is endless.
And to honour its talented journalists, the Group has established Press Freedom Awards to reward outstanding achievers to mark the historic raid at its offices on March 2, 2006.
Among those honoured this year include Managing Editors Okech Kendo and Kipkoech Tanui for their columns. Others awarded were Senior Associate Editor Njoki Karuoya for her advocacy on gender issues, KTN Investigative teamMohammed Ali and Dennis Onsarigo for consistently reporting on matters of public interest, The Standardreporter and cameraman Robert Wanyonyi for standing up for press freedom by resisting intimidation in the course of duty and Tony Biwott, a TV cameraman who was feted for his courage while filming risky assignments. Also awarded was a long-time columnist of the The Standard, Dominic Odipo.