Mercy Juma

Broadcast, Print journalist

Location icon Kenya

Mercy Juma, is an Award winning Broadcast and print journalist with a bias to science and data reporting. Mercy has been working with NTV Kenya, one of the leading broadcasters in Kenya since 2012. She runs a weekly segment, MY JOB, every Wednesday at 9.00pm on NTV.
She is also a science/health features writer with The Daily Nation, a daily newspaper with the highest circulation and readership in East and Central Africa.

She holds a First Class Honours Degree , in BSc. Information Sciences from Moi University in Kenya and certificates in Computer Networking and Core Hardware. She is also a trained Data Journalist by Internews.

When she is not in the newsroom, she spends time writing, reading, doing photography and travelling . Mercy lives in Nairobi, Kenya and can be contacted via email at, [email protected]

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#GraveChoices: A tale of Unwanted pregnancies and rise in maternal deaths

Unwanted pregnancies, unmet family planning needs and restrictive laws have been termed the main recipes for unsafe abortions, and the subsequent rise in maternal deaths. Women go to absurd lengths to get rid of pregnancies, using crude tools and methods. The end result has been irreversible complications and loss of lives.

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#CurseOfACulture: How detrimental culture fuels HIV and AIDs in Turkana

One thing that makes each community in Kenya unique is its culture and traditions, basically the way of life. Some of us have practiced and still practice what our forefathers did, others have adopted what modernity has brought .The Turkana Community is one of the few in Kenya that still holds onto their traditional cultural beliefs and practices.

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When the sun sets in Turkana;Hunger stakes and stripes in the North

They have never known what having enough food means. Year in, year out hey have been at the mercy of donors, always waiting for food trucks. The droughts in Turkana have become more persistent and more damaging each time, leaving the people more devastated and prone to malnutrition.

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Beating Cerebral Palsy: Brian Mwaniki's story

Their is no news as terrifying for any parent as being told that they have given birth to an abnormal child. For Peter and Jane Mwaniki raising a child suffering from cerebral palsy has been challenging and for 19 years they could not have him out of their sight.

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