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Nicodemus Kioko Kivandi

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In-Charge, Radio Operations
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Office of the Principal - NTCC
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Electronic Media Studio
180-20115, Egerton

Kioko Kivandi is an award-winning Journalist, Creative Writer and Media Trainer with over 10 years’ experience in the media industry. He joined Egerton University in 2013 and is currently the Head of the Electronic Media Section. He has been instrumental in transforming the radio to its current modern status. His areas of interest include: Democracy and Governance/Human Rights, Health, Climate Change, Media Viability/Sustainability and Conflict Sensitive Journalism (CSJ). He is also a nature, landscape and wildlife photographer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Sociology) from Egerton University and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from Kenyatta University.




  • Master of Arts (Public Policy and Administration): 2017 - 2020: Kenyatta University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Sociology): 2001 – 2006. Egerton University.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education: 1996 –1999, St. Mary’s Seminary, Kwale.


  • Certified Secretary (KASNEB): Ongoing, Complited Part 1
  • 2017: Digital Photography: Photomagic Studios, Nairobi
  • Certificates in Online Journalism Skills, Editorial Leadership and Training of Trainers: Internews, Nairobi, September 2010 – April 2011 and Feb 2012.
  • Certificate in Conflict Sensitive Journalism: Internews, Nairobi (21st – 26th June 2010).
  • Certificate in Participatory Rural Appraisal: Egerton University (4th –15th April 2005).
  • Certificate in Gender, Poverty and Development: Center for Women Studies & Gender Analysis, Egerton University (13th – 23rd April 2004).
  • Certificate in Family Life Education, Human Sexuality and Counseling Skills: Egerton University and Pathfinder International (13th – 22nd December 2004).
  • Certificate of Competence in Creative Writing: The Writers Bureau, Manchester (2006).

Journalism and Journalism Training in:

  • Conflict Sensitive Reporting
  • Health
  • Media Viability
  • Climate Change Communication
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Public Policy and Public Communication
  • Master of Arts (Public Policy and Administration)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Literarture and Sociology)
  • Trainer of Trainees (Internews Kenya)
  • Certified Secretary (Part 1 - KASNEB)
  • Various professional media courses in: Democracy and Governance, Conflict Sensitive Reporting, Health Reporting etc.
  • Journalism Trainer - Egerton University: Sep 2013 - Present
  • Media and Communications Advisor in the Faculty of Law Legal Aid Project, Egerton Univerity: Jan 2020 - Present
  • Journalist - Radio Amani, Nakuru: Sep 2009 - Aug 2013
  • Journalist - Sauti Ya Mwananchi Radio: Sep 2007 - Jan 2009
  • Media Consultant with various organisations such as Internews Kenya, Center for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) Nakuru, Media Council of Kenya (MCK), etc


  1. Faculty of Law Legal Aid Project (FOLLAP) as a Media and Communications Advisor
  • Journalism
  • Public Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Climate Change Communication
  • Media Viability and Sustainability
  1. Kivandi, K. & Muna, W. (2020). 'Information Disclosure and Implementation of County Public Communication Framework in Nakuru County, Kenya.' International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 9(10), 49-65.
  2. Kivandi, K., Yieke, F., & Ndonye, M. 'Reconstructing Cohesion through Radio Salaams Clubs’ ‘Imagined Communities’ in Kenya'. Sch. J. Arts Humanit. Soc. Sci. 2016; 4(8A):941-945.
  3. Kivandi, K (2006). Kenyan Martyrs: An Arsenal of Verses. Nairobi: Pangolin.
  4. Kivandi, K. (2005). 'Son of Nyaituga' in Herve Maupeu & Patrick Mutahi (Eds) Wahome Mutahi's World. Nairobi: Trans Africa Press.
  • 2021: Pitched and won a Media Grant of Ksh. 50,000 on behalf of Egerton Radio from the Media Council of Kenya to report on Covid-19.
  • 2020: Pitched and won a Media Grant of USD 1,000 from the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) to report on Climate Change
  • 2016: Won the Photography Award in the African Climate Change and Enviribmental Reporting Awards (ACCER) by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).
  • 2013: Won the radio category in the Tuvuke Initiative Media Awards
  • 2012: Won the radio Good Governance Category in the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) of the Media Council of Kenya.
  • I have also been a recipient of numerous media grants to report on Health, Land Conclift, etc from various organisations.
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