Is Hivisasa active in my county?

We are currently active in 10 locations. We only accept stories about Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos, Kisii, Nyamira, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Garissa, Mombasa Counties and Kibera (Nairobi).

If you are registered on Hivisasa, you will receive our weekly email newsletter. That is where you will be notified if we enter new counties.

Where can I learn how to write a news story (or opinion)?

Read these pages to learn the basics of news writing:

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor Enock: 0713-50-95-49.

Why does Hivisasa pay Sh100 per news story?

With the existence of the internet, many people write stories and/or update their statuses for free on their social media pages and blogs. We offer you both free training to learn to write news, and a financial incentive every time your story gets published.

We have top writers who currently make between Sh 6,000 and Sh 8,500 per week. This could be you, all you need to do is submit as many stories as you can. Read more about our top writers here.

Writers also earn extra weekly cash bonuses for the popular ‘most read’ stories.

See our payment terms here: hivisasa.com/payments

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor S: 0718-40-57-57.

What kind of news stories do you accept?

We accept any type of news stories as long as they are relevant to the county you are submitting it under. For example, stories about local politics, business, agriculture, opinions, crime, sports, entertainment, events, general news…etc. Ensure the story is between 200 - 500 words. Read more about our story standards here

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor Enock: 0713-50-95-49.

I have submitted a news story, why did I not get feedback?

Once your news stories have been seen by our editors, you should receive an automatic email or go under “Notifications” on your Hivisasa profile (within 24hrs). You will either be told that your story has been published, or why it was rejected. If you have not received this feedback, check your email’s spam box or email [email protected]

What device can I use to submit news stories?

Most of our writers either use their internet-enabled phone, go to the cyber, or have access to a laptop and modem.

To submit a news story click on the blue “Submit Article” button on the bottom right of our website (also attach an image to your story). You must make sure you are registered and signed in on Hivisasa before doing so; go here.

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor Enock: 0711 216 695.

Why was the news story I submitted rejected?

See below the most common reasons our editors choose not to publish a news story. If your story is rejected, make sure to read the feedback (in our email, or on your profile page under “notifications”). Those who learn from their mistakes tend to become more successful writers, and to earn more.

If you receive a feedback reason that is confusing, contact Enock on WhatsApp on 0713-50-95-49.

  • Duplication: other similar news stories about the same
  • Insufficient details: lacks key details
  • Time Barred: not timely
  • Not engaging: not noteworthy
  • Innappropriate Photo: no image, unsuitable image, or badly credited image.
  • No Local angle: not relevant to the county in which it was submitted
  • Plagiarism: the content may have been copied from someone else’s work
  • Informal Writing Style: writing style is too relaxed and/or unstructured
  • Unreachable Writer: all writers should have a working number for editor communication
  • Too similar: one should not submit a story that is similar to another
  • Unsuitable photo: one should have a clear photo that relates to the news story
  • Not news: any submitted story should revolve around politics, business, agriculture, sports, news, crime, entertainment and events unless it is an opinion
  • Inappropriate content: news stories should not have hate speech, defamation, libel and it should not be based on rumours and should not be biased
  • Quick Fix: When a story has a problem one can edit and resubmit before 6 hours.
  • Random: Your story did not qualify as “news", but we have published it in our “random" category.Should you wish us to UNPUBLISHED it, simply email [email protected] or answer this message. Feel free to ask any questions.
  • Other: any other rejection reason that does not fit into the previous reasons

How can i make sure my story is published?

Useful check-list

  • The story should be between 200-500 words
  • The story should have a photo
  • The story should be balanced and truthful
  • The story should answer the 5Ws and H
  • The story should have a proper structure for good storytelling
  • See above the most common rejection reasons to know what to avoid

Read more about Hivisasa news writing here:

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Is my privacy guaranteed when submitting a story?

When you register on Hivisasa, your personal details (email, M-Pesa number) are not made public. They are only available to Hivisasa editors. The only information available to the public (i.e. readers) is the name (or byline) you chose to register with.

For more information about our terms and conditions, visit hivisasa.com/terms

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor Enock: 0713-50-95-49.

Why was my feature story rejected as “untimely”?

Currently, Hivisasa only pays for “hard news” stories. Feature stories are not hard news, usually more lengthy and analytical. We will notify all our writers when we decide to start paying for other stories than hard news.

Read more about news photo here: hivisasa.com/docs/advanced

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Currently, our website that only allows for one photo per story. We will notify all writers if this feature changes.

After signing up, go to “submit news” on the top right of the website. Write a local news story about any of the various categories such as politics, business, crime, agriculture, news, sports, entertainment and events. Submit and within 24hrs you’ll be notified if it was published or why it was not published.

Read more about news photo here: hivisasa.com/docs/advanced

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor Enock: 0713-50-95-49..

I have signed in, what is the next step?

After signing up, go to “submit news” on the top right of the website. Write a local news story about any of the various categories such as politics, business, crime, agriculture, news, sports, entertainment and events. Submit and within 24hrs you’ll be notified if it was published or why it was not published.

Follow the steps here: hivisasa.com/activations

For more info WhatsApp your personal tutor Enock: 0713-50-95-49..