Former Kenyan Journalist Purity Mwambia Speaks Out About Challenges Of Exile
Former Kenyan journalist Purity Mwambia, who is currently living in exile in the United States, spoke out about the challenges she has faced as a woman in the news industry.
Mwambia, who is known for her groundbreaking exposé on rogue cops titled “Guns Galore,” was forced to flee Kenya after receiving death threats. She has been living in the United States for two years, but she has struggled to find work as a journalist.
“When you come here from your country where you’ve done big stories, you’ve quoted all these people who are doing some corruption, big shots in the government… but believe me, when you come here, it’s like your voice is silenced,” Mwambia said.
Mwambia also spoke about the challenges of being a woman in the news industry. She said that she has faced sexism and harassment from her male colleagues. She also said that she has been discouraged from pursuing investigative journalism because it is seen as a “man’s job.”
“I think it’s important for women to continue to pursue investigative journalism,” Mwambia said. “We need to be the ones to hold those in power accountable.”
Mwambia’s story is a reminder of the challenges that women in the news industry face. It is also a reminder of the importance of investigative journalism. Investigative journalists play a vital role in holding those in power accountable. They shine a light on corruption and wrongdoing. They give a voice to the voiceless.
Mwambia is a courageous journalist who has risked her life to expose corruption. She is an inspiration to women everywhere. She is a reminder that we must never give up on our dreams, no matter how difficult they may seem.