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Inaugural Class of Safaricom Business Journalists Fellowship Program Graduate

After a rigorous 4 months of training, the first bunch of the Safaricom Business Journalist Fellowship program successfully graduated. In a colorful and grand event, the team of 13 journalists received certificates to mark the end of the intense, knowledgeable program.


The program is designed to equip promising and talented business journalists with the technical know-how in the field of business and finance, whilst training hand in hand with Kenya’s leading business lecturers and newsmakers in the region. The team concentrated in areas of Economic and Financial analysis. Topics such as; Ethical Leadership, Big Data, Critical Thinking, Economics and Business, Computer and Internet Security, and Telecommunications Sector were discussed.


Following the successful inaugural program, Safaricom, the key sponsors, were proud to be part of the fellowship and lauded the pioneer class. “We commend each student for taking time to go through this fellowship program. We hope that the topics discussed will influence business journalism in future,” said Mr. Nzioka Waita -Corporate Affairs Director, Safaricom.  


The key take-aways for the journalists included: Learning the fundamentals of understanding and analyzing basic accounting principles: Gaining an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of corporate strategy including the role of leadership: Assessing the impact of globalization and technology in the world of economy: Discovering how to dissect financial statements in greater depth enabling one to extract relevant data: Understanding the intricacies of the stock market and its impact to the world of economy.


Safaricom Business Journalists Fellowship is a step towards realizing a goal of quality journalism.

For more information about the program, click here