About Kym

With Bra Hugh Masekela at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Bra Hugh was turning 70 and the perfomance was awesome.

I am the Managing Editor/Projects Director of Kymsnet Media Services, Kenya’s premier news agency that specializes in Culture, the Arts and environment. I have been involved in communication in Kenya and the international scene since 1995.

I have studied ICT Journalism and continue to research on this fascinating new media. I am proficient in English, Swahili and several local Kenyan languages. I have working knowledge of German and I have temporarily stopped studying French.

I have worked in various capacities in the mainstream media— print and broadcasting, alternative or emerging media— the Internet and folk media as a journalist, editor, editing children’s books, editing policy papers, researcher, scriptwriter and presenter of various radio programs, art critic and media consultant.

As a Public Relations Consultant, I have worked for both- profit and non-profit making organizations. I have prepared comprehensive Media Plans, Press Releases, developed interesting story ideas and angles that have all been well accepted in the various media houses and proved to be very useful for the client.

I have vast experience working with Non Governmental Organizations that are involved in human rights, culture and the arts, women and children’s rights and health issues particularly HIV/AIDS.

Prior to joining the mainstream media, I worked as a folk media expert. I worked as an actor, researcher and animator with communication companies that use Participatory/Interactive Theatre and Folk Media concepts to design and execute community educational, mobilization and development programs for civic rights awareness, children’s rights, reproductive health, advocacy, gender sensitization, human rights and rehabilitation of street persons.

Jonathan Butler strumming his guitar

I am also an artist and I have excelled as a scriptwriter, playwright, an actor, published poet and theatre director.

22 Responses to About Kym

  1. Tony Chirah says:

    I like. I need a column.

  2. margaretta wa gacheru says:

    Hi Kimani, this is so great! i am thrilled to now be onto you kweli!! wonderful that you are doing this work, so very needed! and very exciting. good that you are sharing your language skills. also essential…i just wrote a long overdue recommendation which i only saw today at linkin, which i rarely read. somehow i hadnt seen it before….anyway, i love what you are doing and support you 1000%. i hope to be in kenya a.s.a.p. in the interim, i trust you to keep track of the arts scene for all of us. did you go to safaricom gallery? do tell!

  3. Msafiri says:

    nice work there

  4. Dono says:

    That’s my boy! Good stuff Kym. I will be checking this out!Kudos!

  5. zaynab ali hussein says:

    Am very proud of you..good work and keep it up.

  6. rose says:

    great work, keep it up

  7. Harriet Box says:

    Hi Kimani, nice of you to keep us posted. I’m so glad you’re persuing all your passions and at the same time it’s such a treat to your followers. Good to see and hear from you again. Keep going Kimani!I see old Bra’ Hugh is still a firm favourite!:)

    • Hi Harriet, nice to hear from you and thank for all the compliments. Yeah, Bra Hugh is still a firm favo and the pix also reminds of Ct and the great people I met there. It was nice and am still trying to put in place all the lessons Gwen taught us. It is enjoyable and the response from readers quite encouraging. The net is awesome space to write stories that interest somebody and you can write them without fearing that some editor will not use it or change it all together. Lets stay in touch.

  8. Hey Kimani,

    Good to read your blog. Keep up the good work and of course, keep the passion. All the best!!

    Patience Nyange

  9. bobby buluma says:

    kim hit the blogs more bra!!!!

  10. patrick says:

    its refreshing to see that there is someone who still believes that there is need to share the arts scene with the rest of the world. this blog is overdue for a long time. watatu gallery is revived, the godown arts studio is on fire. this is the direction we want the arts and culture to progress. we need to drop the familiar lamentation blaming the government for not advancing the arts. its good they have enshrined the arts in the constitution but it will take more than constitutional postulation to make gains in this field. the field is definitely limited and it will take the concerted effort of all lovers of the arts to push the envelops a few yards into that epoch called unlimited and progressive. keep up the positive vibration kimani and don not let go the struggle. warriors don not drop the spears on Sunday. i would love an interview on tony mochuma, patrick mukabi,churchill,eric omondi, nameless,mumbi kaigwa, cartoonis vindula,redykulass crew. ogopa deejay, mejja,kalamashaka, etc. keep the fire blazing. mo faya

  11. wanja gathu says:

    Hi, glad to see you doing such an awesome job with this blog. keep up the good work.

  12. BOBBY BULUMA says:

    nice to read this..i have always known you to have that NEVER ENDING CALLING!!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kym!
    So good to read about your various achievements, admirable talents and contributions to the world of art. Keep up the good work my friend!

  14. Lailah M says:

    Good on’ya Kym!
    Kazi nzuri hii jamani ee!

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