John-Allan Namu

co-founder and CEO Africa Uncensored

John-Allan Namu is an award-winning investigative journalist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Africa Uncensored, a media house based out of Nairobi, Kenya, which focuses on public interest investigative and in depth journalism. He has covered numerous elections including the 2022 Kenyan Election which was bombarded by false claims online. He himself has been the target of disinformation. He has interviewed high-level politicians and power brokers from across the region and investigated crimes committed at every level of African society.

John-Allan has received numerous awards for his journalism including CNN African Journalist of the Year. He has twice been named joint winner of the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards in Kenya. In 2022, John-Allan was named the Human Rights Defender of the Year in Kenya by the Working Group on Human Rights Defenders and the Defenders Coalition.

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