Kiss 100 FM Radio Interview With Billy Kahora.21/07/2009
July 22, 2009
Kwani Trust Managing Editor, Billy Kahora and author of ‘The True Story of David Munyakei – Goldenberg Whistleblower’, will be speaking about his new book on Kiss 100FM’s Breakfast Show ahead of the title’s launch at Club Afrique from 7pm. To listen to Billy’s interview, please tune in to Kiss 100 FM from 7am on Thursday 23rd July.
‘The True Story of David Munyakei; Goldenberg Whistleblower’, by Billy Kahora
In April 1992, David Sadera Munyakei, a newly employed clerk at the Central Bank of Kenya started noticing irregularities in the export compensation claims he was processing. On July 31st 2006, Kenya’s biggest whistleblower passed away in rural obscurity, 14 years after exposing the Goldenberg scandal, Kenya’s biggest economic scandal to date, estimated at over USD 1 billion. Billy Kahora recounts his story
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Billy Kahora is the Managing Editor of Kwani?, Kenya’s foremost creative arts journal. He also writes fiction and completed an MS.c in Creative Writing with distinction at the University of Edinburgh as a Chevening Scholar in 2007. Before that Billy studied and worked in South Africa for 8 years and in between worked as an Editorial Assistant for All Africa.com in Washington D.C. He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree and post-graduate diploma in Media Studies from Rhodes University. His short story, ‘Treadmill Love’, was highly commended by the 2007 Caine Prize judges. He has recently edited ‘Kenya Burning’, a visual narrative of the Kenya post-elections crisis published by the GoDown Arts Centre and Kwani Trust in March 2009. His extended feature, ‘The True Story of David Munyakei’ on Kenya’s biggest whistleblower has been developed into a non-fiction novella and released by Kwani Trust in July 2009. Billy was a Regional judge for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
To read Billy Kahora’s Editorial from Kwani? 05 Part 2: ‘Beyond The Vote: Revelation & Conversation’, the second volume of a collection of testimonials, creative non-fiction, poetry, essays and photography in response to the 2007 elections and its aftermath, please click here.