Carlos Mureithi is an online subeditor at the Daily Nation, where he edits digital news content for Nation.co.ke.
Mureithi also writes, mainly about the arts and culture and human interest stories. He pens the “Arts and Culture Diary” column in the Saturday Nation and the “Health” and “Your Week” columns in the Sunday Nation. He has also written for, among other publications, The EastAfrican, the Business Daily and Africa Review.
Mureithi started his journalism career in 2012 as a contributor for the Sunday Nation. He then joined the paper as a correspondent later that year before becoming a subeditor at it in 2014 and taking up his current position two years later.
For his 2013 story on how boys are taught to prevent sexual violence against girls (http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Where-boys-learn-No-means-No/1056-1520560-ka51jcz/index.html), he was the first runner-up in the Print category of the Young Journalist of the Year Award at the 2013 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards organised by the Media Council of Kenya. That same year, he was nominated for the David Astor Journalism Awards.
Mureithi graduated cum laude from the United States International University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He is currently a MasterCard Foundation scholar at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in the United States where he is studying new media and narrative writing.
You can follow him on Twitter: @CarlosMureithi.