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Mercy Adhiambo
Mercy Adhiambo

Mercy Adhiambo is a Kenyan journalist with the Standard Group, the oldest national newspaper in Kenya. She reports on human interest stories, with a focus on topics around the marginalized in the country, crime and religion. She will be working with The Oklahoman until September as part of the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship program, which brings journalists from developing countries to the U.S. to experience how newsrooms in America work. She has been a reporter for four years.


This is not goodbye. It is baadaye — see you soon.

Mercy Adhiambo, who has spent nearly five months as an Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellow working in The Oklahoman's...


Transformed: How three women, strangers changed my life

Nine years ago, I was 19 years old and desperately seeking education. I had just cleared high school, and my mama could not...


Writer's Room Podcast - How three women transformed a life

Mercy Adhiambo, a Kenyan journalist with the Standard Group, the oldest national newspaper in Kenya, chats with Assistant...


National Lipstick Day in Kenya

<<p>On Friday, I got a call from my best friend, Rossi, in Kenya. A few minutes into our conversation, she lowered her...


'I became who I am ... because my father brought home books'

Mercy Adhiambo, a Kenyan journalist working this summer at The Oklahoman, reflects on the love of written words she received...


Meeting U.S. Surgeon General and learning what I can do about addiction

On Monday, I met U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. It was not our first encounter. I had listened to him address...


I don’t know about journalism in Africa – but I know my journalism

In my apartment, I have pushed the bed so close to the window that I always notice the first rays of sunlight sneaking in...