OLX Soma Awards 2017

SoMA Judge – James Murua

Nairobi based James Murua is a journalist and blogger who has written for a variety of media outlets in the last decade of his career spanning print, web and TV.

He was an editor for The Star newspaper in Kenya for five years and a columnist for eight. While here he was voted “Columnist of the year” in 2009.

He has also contributed to Management Magazine (Kenya), DigifyAfrica.com (South Africa) and Africa Independent (South Africa).

Nairobiliving.com, a pioneering Kenyan lifestyle blog he set up in 2006, was nominated for best lifestyle blog in 2015.

His blog JamesMurua.com, which focuses on news and reviews from the African literature scene, was born in 2013 and has quickly established itself as the go to resource in that field.

He has conducted workshops on blogging and social media in Kenya, Uganda and Malawi.