The David Astor Journalism Awards Trust

Paul Wafula

Photograph of Paul Wafula

Paul is a senior business
and investigative reporter
at The Standard in
Nairobi.

His in-depth investigative work aims to set the
public agenda, raise public awareness, and promote action by policymakers on nationally important issues.

One example is a major feature series, ‘The Scars of War’, which lifted the veil on the neglected families of Kenyan soldiers returning from war in Somalia, and for which he won a Good Governance Journalist of the Year Award in 2015.

He also runs a citizens' problem-solving column called the Nairobian Defender in the Standard Media Group's weekly paper, The Nairobian.

His David Astor Award programme in 2014 involved six-week attachments with The Times in London, and with amaBhungane, the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Before joining The Standard in December 2012, he worked as a business news reporter and an alternate business editor at the Daily Nation, where he covered tourism, banking, technology and macroeconomics, as well as the corporate sector generally.

He started his journalism career as a business writer at Business Daily from April 2010 to September 2011.  Before that, he briefly worked at the Ministry of Information and Communications and Cooperative Bank.

A 2009 graduate of Maseno University in western Kenya with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Technology, he undertook specialist training in data journalism at Internews in Nairobi in 2013.

He won the World Media Summit Global Awards for Excellence in 2014, Reporter of the Year for Neglected Tropical Diseases in 2013, and Best Tourism Print Reporter in 2011.

E-mail:  wafulajp@gmail.com
Twitter:  @paulwaf