Joy Kirigia

Reporter, Africa Uncensored

Joy Kirigia is a reporter, currently working with Africa Uncensored, an independent media house based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about human-interest stories, with a key interest in matters health, education and governance. Joy is part of a 2019 transnational investigation, which revealed how poor African countries waste billions while depriving its citizens, through misuse of state budgets available for crucial services like health, education and infrastructure, in six African countries. She has also produced a series of reports on health, education and data related stories.

Joy is speaking at

Crime & Corruption
September 27, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
K6/7, Der Spiegel


  • Rinat Tuhvatshin (Speaker) Co-founder, Kloop Media
  • Karol Ilagan (Speaker) Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Eva Belmonte (Speaker) Director, FundaciĆ³n Civio
  • Joy Kirigia (Speaker) Reporter, Africa Uncensored
  • Carla Minet (Moderator) Center for Investigative Journalism In Puerto Rico


Huge amounts of money are at stake when governments buy goods and services -- for hospitals, schools, public transport and much else. Public works, and the high-level corruption that often accompanies it, directly affect the lives and well-being of citizens everywhere.

Here are four journalists who have investigated large-scale public procurement in diverse environments -- Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines, and Spain -- with lessons for investigative reporters everywhere.

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