Sophie: The Voice Of Kenya On The BBC

Volume 15, Issue 2 | Published 18/11/2018  


Kenyan-born journalist Sophie Ikenye is a name to be reckoned with in the world of international broadcasting in London.  SHAMLAL PURI convinced her to take some time off her busy BBC World News Television job and sit down for a chat.

By Margaretta wa Gacheru

After the Phoenix Theatre died in 2016, there were countless forecasts of the impending demise of Kenyan theatre generally. The ridiculous irony of such chatter was that the loudest doomsday forecasters were guys who had rarely if ever shown their faces at a Phoenix show. They were also the ones who boycotted because they claimed Phoenix was a vestige of the old colonial order.