Vincent Achuka is a reporter for the Sunday Nation.
He majors on features and Investigations with specific interests in human interest stories, transport, aviation, business and urban trends.
Prior to joining the Nation he worked for the Ghetto Mirror, a community Newspaper ran by Shining Hope for Communities-an international NGO that focuses on social issues in the informal settlements of Nairobi. In between he free-lanced for South Africa’s Sunday Times, UKs Think Africa Press and Next City in New York majorly writing features about Kenya’s slums.
In 2014, Achuka was awarded the tourism story of the year in the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards by the Media Council of Kenya for his 2013 “Slum tourism, the new fad for tourists in Kenya,” which talked about the rise of slums as an attraction for tourists and the need for Kenya to regulate and adopt as part of its vision 2030 objectives as South Africa and India have done.
In the same year, his investigative story “Gaza, the new teenage killer gang calling the shots in Nairobi’s Eastlands” won first runners up for the good governance reporting award by the Media Council of Kenya.
He is a 2010 Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Egerton University.