The Associated Press (AP), which is based in the United States, has appointed multi-talented Kenyan journalist Evelyne Musambi to be its new reporter for the East African region.

AP Media Relations Manager Nicole Meir says the appointment of Musambi was announced by the AP Deputy News Director for Africa Andrew Drake in a memo to staff on Wednesday.


Here are the contents of the memo announcing the appointment of Musambi, who wrote articles for Daily Nation and its Nairobi News site before moving to BBC in the year 2019:

"I’m very pleased to announce a strong new addition to the AP Africa team.

Evelyne Musambi will be joining our Africa news team as East Africa reporter, starting Nov. 1 and based out of Nairobi, Kenya.

Evelyne has over 10 years of media experience, including with Kenyan newspaper The Nation, and for the last three years with the BBC, during which she has honed an impressive multiformat skillset and a passion for breaking news.

She has extensive experience developing, often collaboratively with local stringers, and reporting stories across the East African region including recently on the ongoing civil war in northern Ethiopia and the hotly contested Kenyan elections. She has reported stories of her own on a diverse range of beats, including on the health and environmental issues confronting many countries on the continent.

Wishing her great success in her career at AP!"

The Associated Press, which was founded in 1846, is an American non-profit news agency which is headquartered in New York with a membership of US newspapers and broadcaster.