connects local news writers to readers.

Anyone in society can submit a short local news story (or news photo) and we'll send them Sh100 on M-Pesa if it's published.

We accept news stories of all topics as long as they:

  • Relate to either Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, Kisii, Nyamira, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Garissa or Mombasa Counties and Kibera (Nairobi).
  • Are newsworthy and interesting
  • Are accurate

You do not need to be a certified and trained journalist to report the news happening around you. You can be a professional, an organisation, a student, a government officer, a politician, a concerned citizen, a cartoonist, a businessman, a bystander… etc. Also, many trained journalists also contribute, which increases their skills and online exposure.

Write a 200-words news story (or submit a new photo with a short description) answering the questions: What event? Where and when did it happen? Who was involved? How did the event occur? Why is it noteworthy?

See these three examples of good local news stories;

Ready to write? Registration takes less than a minute, start here.

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Write an Opinion

Are you someone with a strong opinion and a passion for changing perspectives? Are you a thinker or do you have something you simply need to tell your county? “HiviSasa Opinions” is a way of speaking your mind on whatever topic you choose. It is the ideal way for you to reach thousands of readers. How do you submit an opinion? If you are not yet registered, register on HiviSasa and make sure the title of the article starts with “Opinion”, example: “Opinion: my view on the devolution”.

Note: Opinion pieces do not qualify for the usual Sh100 payment. They are simply a means for you to speak your mind and reach a local audience.

Example of a good Opinion;