Caroline Giathi


The RoGGKenya Award – Call for entries

The RoGGKenya Award

RoGGKenya invites journalists working in Kenya to a competition about reporting on good governance topics.

Eligible publications are based on the information and inspiration of news or toolbox articles on The articles / stories / broadcast programs entered must exhibit professionalism and inclination to promote good governance as provided for by the Constitution. They should be fact-oriented, not just general opinion and entail exclusive information that the author has gathered, but not by just interviewing opinion-leaders.

All work that has been published or broadcast in Kenyan media before 31st March, 2019 can be submitted. The awards will be given in a ceremony in May 2019, Nairobi County.
Submissions in all languages used in Kenyan media will be considered, but kindly provide a synopsis in English, if your work was not published in English or Swahili.

Submission guidelines
  • Submissions will be taken online only, in the submission form via the link below.
  • With your submission, explain in detail how in the process of producing your media product the website was useful for you.
  • Include the link or a pdf copy or an audio file or a video file with your online application and add details about the publication date as well as your personal details and what your role was in the production of the publication.

Incomplete submissions or those who do not meet the minimum requirement will not be considered.

  • Television
  • Radio, including live programs and prerecorded programs
  • Print and Online

In each category three prices will be awarded:
Laptop (1st price), Tablet (2nd price), Smartphone (3rd price)

Submission deadline for entries is 31stMarch, 2019. To view the application form and possible additional details visit:

What RoGGkenya is is a joint project by  Article 19 Eastern Africa, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO), Kenya Correspondents’ Association and Transparency International Kenya, supported by DW Akademie.

The website is aimed at encouraging fact-based and impartial reporting on good governance and corruption in Kenya. It points to original sources, provides reporting ideas and gives hints on how to follow-up on specific stories that are in the news.


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NHIF Heist: Blowing cover on how millions are swindled through fictitious private hospital claims

Brian Obuya

A4T grantee and  KTN journalist, Brian Obuya, has published a story that he has been investigating on fraudulent claims that have cost millions of shillings at the National Hospital Insurance fund.

A report that was done by the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC) unveiled that NHIF subscribers were paying 5000 percent more in order to get medical attention at some of the medical facilities.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr. Noordin Haji said that, the systems have been charging more than what is required and main concerns have been noted on social responsibility problems and benefits.

Witnesses also said that, many registered medical practitioners who are involved and are part of a cartel that forges patient statements claiming to have received various treatments and procedures.

For more information, click here to view the story that was broadcasted at KTN.

To check your NHIF account status via your mobile phone:
Compose a new sms, Type the letters “ID”, a space, then your ID number (or passport number if applicable) e.g ID 12345678. Send to 21101. Note: Charge for this service is Kshs 10 only.

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