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Nairobi, The Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy, Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge has today officially launched the third edition of the Energy Journalism Excellence Awards (EJEA).

This has opened the competition to Kenyan based journalists who are directly employed and those practicing as freelancers.


The EJEA award is organized by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and all the utilities within the energy sector. It is aimed at promoting factual, objective and comprehensive coverage of energy matters in the country and ensuring that Kenyans are adequately informed about the sector.


“The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is pleased to reward Journalists who excel in reporting objectively and demonstrate better understanding of various aspects in the energy sector. Through their reports, we manage to reach out to the public with information that makes people understand and support the development activities undertaken by the sector institutions, Dr. Njoroge said.


This edition of EJEA award is preceded by two other competitions where winners were awarded certificates, trophies and study tours to international destinations, with best practices in geothermal and nuclear energy development, to boost their knowledge of the sector.


Kenya Power acting Managing Director & CEO, Dr. Ken Tarus said that the Company continues to support the award with the aim to further the conversation about energy within the sector, the government and the people. He underscored the critical role played by the media in this process.


In preparation for the launch and upcoming award ceremony, 7 regional workshops that engaged over 300 journalists and editors have been held to sensitise and encourage journalists to participate in the competition.


The workshops provided a general understanding on Kenya’s energy sector and the role of the key utilities in electricity and petroleum in addition to the policy and regulatory framework within the industry.


Journalists have until 7th April 2017 to submit entries which will be judged and winners announced thereafter.



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