Elijah Kanyi

Elijah Kanyi is a camera operator and a journalist working with Africa Uncensored.

The seasoned journalist, this year continued to be recognised for his stellar work including being named the Camera Person and Journalist of the Year at the 2023 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards(AJEA).

He was recognised alongside John Allan Namu and Clint Obere for the best investigative story in the digital category for the investigative piece Justice be Our Shield

The investigative story produced in 2022 sought to solve the puzzle of International Justice Mission (IJM)  lawyer Willie Kimani’s death who was murdered alongside his client Josephat Mwendwa, and their trusted taxi driver Joseph Muiruri by the police.

The Africa Uncensored journalists, in their investigative piece, were able to get an exclusive confession tape from a police officer recounting how the murder was executed.

In 2020, Kanyi also produced the documentary film The Bullet and the Virus broadcasted by the BBC. 

The documentary examined the impact of Coronavirus in the country and the subsequent police brutality as officers moved to enforce curfews put in place by the government.

The documentary earned Kanyi the finalist spot in 2020’s Rory Peck Trust News Features Award category.

Kanyi who has 13 years in the media industry also had dreams to be a footballer when he was starting out.