Since 2005, Reachout Centre Trust had a good working relation with the media fraternity in highlighting drug menace not only in Coast but Kenya at large; we acknowledge the support you have accorded us all through in combating this menace.
We launched the unique edition of the Reachout Media awards under the theme Harm Reduction & Drug Policy reform for sustainable Development.
The event went down well at Paris hall on Friday night 31st August 2018 where journalists who have tirelessly highlighted the drug menace issue at the Coast bagged goodies from their sweat.
Reachout Centre Trust organised the Media Award mainly to recognize the health reporters who have been very supportive in the journey of propagating for drug reforms policies and reduction of the effects of drug use and HIV in the region.
The Organisation’s Executive Director Taib Abdulrahman revealed that Reachout Centre Trust acknowledges efforts and the support the media fraternity had accorded the Organisation in the last 15 years of service and it was a heatedly move to award them and extend an appeal for the health reporters to positively highlight on the impact of the push for drug reform policies in the country.
Among those who emerged winners were Mary Malemba Mkongo of The star news paper who won the print category, Peter Mwangangi formerly of NTV, who now works for the BBC East Africa Bureau who won the Best health feature in the TV Category and the overall journalist of the year in the Reachout Media Awards 2018 was KTN News/KTN Home and The Standard Newspaper reporter Tobias Chanji who bagged a 64 Samsung Smart TV among other goodies.
Radio Kaya, a Coast based radio station bagged the most supportive radio station Award in the drug reform policy for sustainable development themed Reachout Media Awards 2018. Dominick Mwambui Tsuma from radio Kaya also won the best radio feature in the stuff competition
The function was graced by Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki, Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, UNODC Country Coordinator Dr. Saade Abdallah, Swahili pot Board Chair and youth mentor Mahmoud Noor among many others.
Congratulations! to all winners and lets all hasten the zeal of arm reduction course on people who use drugs.