Ian Wafula

Broadcast Journalist, BBC

My name is Ian Wafula, a Journalist by profession currently working for BBC Africa where I host and report for The Breakdown a COVID9 special programme. I began my journey into the profession in 2012 when I joined Shine FM; Daystar University’s community radio station. I later joined KTN for my internship in August 2013 and was employed as a Reporter in 6 months. I began working under the investigations desk where I produced exposes like ‘Terror Foretold’ that exposed laxity amongst the security personnel in Garissa County leading a terror attack that left 147 people dead. The entire security team was indicted following the report. I then joined K24 in 2015 where I hosted the breakfast show Alfajiri, a news, current affairs and lifestyle show. I went on to cover Kenya’s 2017 general elections and the presidential re-run in the same year under the ‘The Daily Brief’ a daytime live news and current affairs show. I joined the BBC in 2018; I was assigned to host, produce and report for Fact Finder a media literacy and fact checking show. My experience at Fact Finder led me to find my purpose in February 2020 when started Heal The Web an initiative that aims at raising awareness on internet vices while promoting better use.