Millicent Nthoki Mwololo


Millicent Nthoki Mwololo is a Journalist with the Daily Nation, Kenya’s largest mainstream newspaper which is owned by the Nation Media Group in Nairobi. As a writer, Millicent has curved a niche on community development issues such as; education, health, youth, girl-child and women empowerment, energy, water, climatic change and food security. A graduate of Mass Communication from Daystar University, Millicent has worked with Daily Nation for the last 11 years and has acquired vast experience in development communications. She has documented the development challenges of communities living in Samburu, Turkana, Marsabit, Makueni, Kajiado and Narok counties. These are some of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions, where investments in infrastructure is transforming lives. She therefore has a vast understanding on how poverty, socio-economic exclusion, healthcare challenges, in-access to water and nutrition; all interplay to negatively impact communities at the grassroots. In November 2009, Millicent was awarded the ‘Good News for Africa Competition’ winner by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Still in August 2009, Millicent was also recognised as Children Rights Media Awards 2009 winner by the Children’s Legal Action Network (CLAN). She has been trained on Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), and the Global Journalist Security (GJS). Millicent was raised in a humble background in Nzoweni village in Machakos County. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Journalism and Communication Studies at Moi University, and a professional course in Project Monitoring and Evaluation.

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