James Okungu

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Hi, there...

People who know me best say that I am highly ambitious, creative and very down-to-earth, while strangers describe me as being warm and memorable.

The lakeside town of Kisumu, Kenya, is where I began life's journey, born to parents who thought of education as one of the best gifts a parent could pass on to their children.

When I was about 10, I was convinced that I wanted to be a lawyer, but by the time I completed high school, my curiosity about humanity had totally consumed me, I am fascinated the broad spectrum of cultures and temperaments. This led me to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a very wise choice. I loved everything about it, yet still, I wanted more interaction and answers about humanity, life and events. I wanted to meet diverse groups of people, interesting and 'odd' individuals alike. Journalism opened these possibilities.

However, I find the title "Journalist" a little restricting. I like to think of myself as a storyteller who utilizes photography, video, audio and other design elements to tell stories.

Do you have an interesting story? Let me help tell it.

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