Jillo is Chief Court
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For her 2009 David Astor Award programme, she was attached to the Mail & Guardian in South Africa for three months, working in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
She was raised in Sololo, a remote village on the Kenyan border with Ethiopia. Her first real exposure to newspapers and television on a visit to Nairobi in 1999 sparked her interest in pursuing a career in journalism.
After completing high school, she enrolled for a basic journalism course at Magenta Training Institute in Nairobi, and did a short internship at the Kenya News Agency in Mombasa.
She joined the Daily Nation in 2003 as a general news reporter but soon found her niche specialising in court and legal reporting. In June 2011, she joined The Star as Chief Court Reporter.
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