Veteran journalist, Lucy Oriang’, was feted during this year’s Media Council of Kenya Annual Journalism Excellence Awards held in Nairobi, on August 3rd 2018.
Oriang’, received the Lifetime Contribution in Journalism Award to a standing ovation from the crowd. She is a distinguished journalist and columnist, having served the Daily Nation in many capacities including as Managing Editor, Features. Oriang’ also was part of senior editorial team that helped nurture the editorial department at Mwananchi Communications Ltd, a Tanzanian-based company under the Nation Media Group.
Oriang’ was showered with many congratulatory messages especially from the Senior Media Sisters (SMS) group of which she is a member. “Congratulations Lucy, the award is well deserved, you have done us proud,” remarked Gladys Kemunto.
“A first of its kind, Lucy has been a trail blazer, keep the fire burning,” said Toepista Nabusoba. The SMS is a gathering of senior women with longstanding experience in media and communications in Kenya. Media bodies were called upon to recognize more women who have made outstanding contribution in the industry.