About Me

My name is Manuel Odeny, a skilled Kenyan journalist. Currently I’m a correspondent with the Star newspaper writing generally on hard and soft news, and features. The Burning Splint is my personal blog which I started as an undergraduate student at Maseno University in 2009.

I also correspondent in other news sites and publications, in my spare time I’m a poet and cartoonist.

Official Bio

I was born and raised in Kenya and as a Kenya journalist and an African blogger, my area of interest is gleaning info and passing it over to the mass in a simpler version to spur development. I strongly believe in the power of knowledge and words.

I’m a graduate of BA (Hons) Communication and Media Technology with IT. I have published OpEds in Kenyan the Star, Daily Nation, The EastAfrican, Standard, People and Business Daily.

I have had journalism stints at Kenya News Agency (KNA) and Vice President Press Services (VPPS) covering Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the Kenyan VP and legislator from Mwingi North.

Writing, watching action movies, blogging, poetry, Reading African stories/journals and making friends.
Manuel Odeny
The Burning Splint