Uduak Amimo

“Uduak Amimo is a broadcaster, journalism trainer, communication consultant and trainee coach. She is currently the host of Cheche, a weekly, current affairs talk show that airs on Kenya’s leading television station, Citizen TV. She is also the chairperson and acting executive director of Ramani Life Group, a charity she founded that offers career guidance to students in under-resourced secondary schools.

Uduak’s name and voice are well-known across African and Kenyan airwaves. Her career in journalism started in 1997 and includes roles across radio and television with Reuters Television, the Voice of America and the BBC World Service. She has worked in Kenya, the US, the UK, Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. She moderates high level discussions at international conferences around the world and was one of the moderators of Kenya’s first, live, televised presidential debates during the general election of 2013.

Uduak is a 2017 Boehm Media Fellow and Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellow; a 2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute; and, a 2014 Global Social Impact Fellow, a program offered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Centre for Social Impact Strategy. Her social responsibility work includes service as a trustee on the board of Uraia, a national civil society organization in Kenya; mentoring high school girls in Kenya as well as younger journalists.

Uduak graduated cum laude from USIU-A in Nairobi with a B.A in International Relations. She has an M.A in Communication and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, DC.