26 November 2021, Geoffrey Lutta, Kenyans.co.ke
The award was organised by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and named the Isu Elihle Awards.
The awards were launched in 2016 and have been celebrating journalists for the last five years. The award attracts hundreds of applications. They elevate the voices of journalists who cover stories of kids across the globe.
Judges, justifying the reason to award Wangira, noted that she comprehensively covered her topic using drawings, vivid descriptions that evoked emotions.
“Excellent series, a lot of time and effort was taken to present the issue comprehensively and from all angles. I love the inclusion of things like the drawings of children whose mothers were in prison and their memories of time there. The journalist engaged the issues with sensitivity, and you never got an impression of secondary trauma to the kids involved,” the Judges stated.