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Only the real storytellers will tell the tale

By Emmanuel Yegon | April 30th 2017


I have a story to tell, I hope I’m a good storyteller

Fit to tell this tale, The journey begun well

When we left for Brackenhurst,

Tension, anxiety and uncertainty, were the expressions all over our faces

Everything we had learnt in class was going to be put to test

60 students from 20 of Kenya’s leading universities! Battling out for one prize!

“Good morning and welcome, this is my boot camp”…“Some of you will cry…”

“Princi” words echo in my head till date. The master classes were indeed mastered,

The trainers are masters in their trade.

Experienced journalists in the industry, Great insights about the ethics of practice

And what to expect in the newsroom. By experienced news editor Eric Shimoli-unforgettable


“Be careful about whatsapp”… “be mindful of the trail you leave online…”

Well I had heard the phrase “the internet never forgets”

But this was a whole new level of intel

From the master himself, the Digital Humanitarian-Philip Ogolla, and now I have mastered my digital footprint

“It’s time for some outdoor activity”…we are going to test your resilience and your teamwork.” I loved this part

Well, the lion rules the savannah, I loved the zeal the team had in climbing Jacob’s ladder

The other challenges were a lot easier, the psyche helped. In the end, the roar paid off, we won!


Now, there a lot more to come , let’s wait and see what it’ll become

Just be sure that the outcome will be skilled journalists, so awesome, prepared to tell the story

Because then, they’ll be real storytellers, who will live to tell the tale


I’ll be one of them.

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