Soon after reporter Paul Kayonga arrived at the newsroom on the fourth floor of a high-rise in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, a dusty metropolis on the shores of Lake Victoria with around one million inhabitants, he received a WhatsApp message. According to the source, a small row house had caught fire and neighbors had to break through a concrete wall to get the occupants out. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to neighboring houses but three people, including a toddler, were severely burned and taken to a local hospital. For Kayonga, a young TV reporter for Nile Broadcasting Services (NBS), a popular locally-owned TV news channel, this was news worth covering. “For our Luganda audience, this is an important story,” he said before hopping on the back of a boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) and heading across town. While English is the country’s official language, around 16 million people, mostly in Uganda’s central region including Kampala, speak Luganda. Kayonga has been an on-air reporter at NBS for less than two years, delivering packages in both English and Luganda. In that short time, the 25-year-old has cemented himself as a rising star in the national media scene. He… Read full this story
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