Naipanoi Lepapa is a freelance investigative and feature journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Naipanoi is interested in under-reported stories and writes about gender, human rights, health and environmental stories. She also writes about culture and technology.
Naipanoi Lepapa was among the journalists awarded during the 2022 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) held in Nairobi on Friday, May 6.
At the awards organised by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Naipanoi was crowned the Journalist of the Year in recognition of her investigative articles at the outlet.
2022 Kenya Journalist of the Year award, which is the highest award recognition, went to Naipanoi Lepapa as a freelance investigative journalist for a story on the surrogacy industry in Kenya, supported by Journalismfund's Money Trail Grants programme.