NAIROBI—Zadock Angira elected the chairperson of the Crime Journalists Association of Kenya (CJAK).
Mr. Angira trounced Dominic Wabala, the chairman of the association who was defending his seat during elections held for the group on Saturday. The winner received 21 votes against Wabala’s 17 votes.
Mr. Angira, an investigative journalist, will be deputized by Judy Kanaya who was elected unopposed. Akello Odenyo was elected as the Secretary, replacing Joseph Muraya who opted not to defend his post.
Nation Media Group’s Mandera correspondent Manaseh Otsialo was elected by members as the deputy Secretary-General of the association.
Journalist and broadcaster Yunis Dekow, who was seeking the top leadership of the association, dropped his bid at the last minute.
Mr. Dekow who hails from Wajir and who has covered the Horn of Africa region extensively including the war-torn Somalia, the the breakaway region of Somaliland and Ethiopia, was keen on vying for the chairperson of Kenya’s premier journalists association on security and human rights.
“I dropped my bid after holding discussions with members who accorded me their full support,” said Dekow who attended the Annual General Meeting of the association on Saturday in Nairobi.
“I will serve the association in other capacities aimed at maintaining good reporting and stimulate ethical behaviour in the practise of journalism in Kenya and Africa,” he added.
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The Crime Journalists Association of Kenya (CJAK) CJAK was established in 2020 to promote Quality Journalism and Enhance Accountability in Kenya.