Mary Mwendwa is a freelance investigative award-winning journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mary is also an editor with an online publication called  owned by the Association of Freelance Journalists in Kenya. Mary writes about health, environment, agriculture, gender, and technology.

Her work has been published locally and internationally with publications like Aljazeera, The New humanitarian, The standard, The star, African women and Child Feature Service, Swara Magazine, and talkafrica.

Mary is a member of the Association of freelance journalists, Kenya, Association of Media Women in Kenya, and Kenya editors Guild.

Mary Mwendwa

Basic information

Mary Mwendwa
Investigative journalist
Health, environment, agriculture, gender, and technology

Supported projects

Why Banned Toxic Pesticides from EU markets are a Concern for Cameroon and Kenya

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

KENYA/CAMEROON - A cross-border investigation has established that pesticides that are already banned within European Union markets are still used in Kenya and Cameroon. These chemicals of concern are readily available to small and large-scale farmers who are ignorant of their effects.

How the Kenyan government is losing revenue as Khat Smuggling to Somalia escalates

  • Agriculture
  • Organised crime
  • Transport

NAIROBI - MOGADISHU - The smuggling of Khat, locally known as Miraa, is being carried out openly in Kenya’s coastal town of Lamu. The smuggling has been heightened due to the fact that Miraa export to Somalia was banned in 2020 following a diplomatic row between the two states.