Head Current Affairs, Nation Media Group, Uganda
Mujuni Raymond is an investigative journalist in East Africa currently working with Nation Media Group as the head of the Current Affairs Programming and show Host for the Fourth Estate program.
He is the Deputy Director at the African Institute For Investigative Journalism, a non-profit home of Investigative reporting in Uganda
Raymond is a three time winner of the National Journalism Award for explanatory reporting and Investigative Reporting for his stories that exposed a high end government to government deal for the exchange of refugees for guns between Uganda and Israel. He also received the Explanatory reporting award in 2020 for his story chronicling the fate of MV Templar. His impactful investigation on Makerere’s sexual harassment caused a review of the University policy and a debate on a national sexual offences bill.
Raymond is a multimedia journalist with apt skills in using innovative ways to tell stories.
He has reported from the slums of Kibera on unserved justice for Kenya’s Post-election Violence victims, to the dangerous youngest nation of South Sudan on the refugee crisis. He has been at the centre of reporting for stories on income inequality, technology innovations and Uganda’s development agenda.
He has also interviewed various heads of states, ministers, influential businessmen and the United Nations Secretary General – António Gutteres.
Raymond has written a column for the Daily Monitor, the country’s most authoritative paper, Nilepost, an online publication and provided regular commentary on both local and international media on stories seeking to understand the region and the country.
He has also consulted for both the World Bank and The Mastercard Foundation.
Raymond was also admitted to the Edward R Murrow programme by the United States Government in 2020.
He is a common moderator of panels seeking to find solutions to local problems and in February 2016 premiered as the youngest male news anchor for Prime News in Uganda with NTV.
Raymond is passionate about reading and charity and volunteers his time with 40 days over 40 smiles, a foundation using social media to source local solutions for education and health challenges faced by children in Uganda.
If we truly know we are not where we want to be, it raises the most important and needed question: what are we doing to get there? It??s a question that only leadership in all its small and important spheres must seek to answer.