John-Allan Namu’s ‘Profiteers’ shortlisted for prestigious international award

This comes months after KTN refused to air it.

Allan Namu (Instagram)

John Allan Namu’s Profiteers documentary has been shortlisted for a Global Shining Light Award by the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

Allan Namu’s documentary which was a collaborative effort with Elijah Kanyi and Samuel Muni is among the 12 finalists out of the 291 entries that were submitted.

Other shortlisted candidates in the Small Outlets category are, The Mask of Official Terror in Venezuela, The Country With 2,000 Graves (Mexico) and Peru’s Car Wash and White Collars.

If The Profiteers wins they will receive an honorary plaque, Khs200, 000, and a trip to the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg to accept the award.

“Grateful that our story was selected among these outstanding pieces of investigative work!” Namu tweeted.

Trace International Award

This shortlisting comes months after The Profiteers won him a Trace International Award for investigative reporting, months after KTN News refused to air the story.

Following this huge win, Namu tweeted “Super excited! Our team of @ElijahKanyi @steveymane @mtemi_kumalija @SamMunia and I just won the @TRACE_Inc prize for investigative reporting! First African team to do so!! Won for our story #TheProfiteers. Yenyewe, the stone that the builder refused...”

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