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Who is Purity Mwambia?

Investigative journalist Purity Mwambia has been trending for the better part of the day, courtesy of her explosive exposé dubbed ‘Guns Galore’.

The exposé was aired on Citizen TV on Sunday, April 18 eliciting mixed reactions online.

Career

Mwambia’s career has been on an upward trajectory because of her professional approach towards exposés as well as her delivery.

While working at Mediamax-owned K24 TV, the journalist did a number of exposés that gained traction prompting the authorities to take action.

Sometime later, Citizen TV poached her courtesy of her exemplary performance at K24 TV.

Mwambia is the only female investigative journalist in Kenya who is well known in Kenya, and as expected her work has put her in trouble.

In one instance, a Mediamax driver William Mwangi who was assigned to the investigate team ‘Bweta La Uhalifu’ was attacked in his home by thugs looking for information about Mwambia.

According to Mwangi, the thugs were looking for a laptop that contained footage of an investigation Mwambia was working on.

Exposés

Murder for Profit

The investigative piece done by Mwambia on a crooked uncle who killed his nephew to claim his life insurance policy.

The exposé jolted the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, to take action against the perpetrator.

“The DPP’s attention has been drawn to a news feature appearing on Citizen TV prime time news in regard to the Kangundo incident. Due to the nature of the case, the DPP has directed that immediate legal steps be taken to ensure justice is done,” wrote DCI on Twitter.

Bweta La Uhalifu

This is the expose that was never aired and got the journalist in trouble with the police.

The daring Mwambia managed to sneak an improvised explosive device into GSU headquarters in what was supposed to show how porous the supposedly well guarded facility is.

At the time she worked at K24.

Other pieces she has done include Usalama Shelabela, showing how easy one can enter guarded premises with a gun.

Wauwaji Sugu Wa Kisumu’ on gangs that kill with impunity as police turn a blind eye.

These gangs are said to have police blessings.

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Kevin Koech

Kevin Koech is a Kenyan blogger writing on governance, fraud, politics, social media and celebrity gossip with over three years of experience in digital content creation with an incline in editing
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