Business news is not a cup of tea for most Kenyans who’d rather consume copious amounts of politics and the theatrics therein. The section of Kenyans who appreciate business news, will definitely know the name Aby Agina. He is a respected and seasoned business news anchor and reporter who has traveled the world in search of business stories.
From a young age, Aby knew he would pursue journalism and would often read newspaper cuttings to his father.
Aby is also a speaker and has moderated a number of discussions including:
- High-level panel discussions at the Kenya Trade Week in 2019 attended by regional trade ministers and president Uhuru Kenyatta.
- He moderated the global institute of internal auditors conference in 2016 which was attended by deputy president William Ruto among others
- He moderated the Kenya Chinese Business Forum.
The best moments of his career is to see the gains made in the business world and put a spotlight on the barriers to trade that face the Kenyan and regional market. Agina has also, on many occasions, acted as a stand-in anchor for major live events.
The business anchor is 36 years old.
Aby has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science from Moi University, Eldoret, where he majored in Media and Publishing Studies. He has also undergone training on Business and Financial reporting at Strathmore University (Kenya’s top business school)and a short term course on basics of oil reporting by British giant Tullow oil.
Soon after graduating from Moi University, he joined Daily Nation in 2010 as a writer. He honed his skills in writing and was deployed to the news desk and wrote a number of topics ranging from sports, entertainment, ICC, politics, education to health.
In 2011, he joined a graduate trainee program called Media Lab at Nation Media. Upon finishing the program, he was posted to NTV business desk in December 2011. Since then, he reported on a number of regional issues that touch trade, ICT and infrastructure.
In November 2014, he left Nation Media Group and went to work for KTN under the Standard Media Group. At KTN, he worked as a reporter, anchor and talk show host.
In August 2018, KTN appointed him as head of business news after the position was left vacant when Peter Wakaba left to join BBC.
In 2012, he was crowned the best business broadcast TV reporter in East Africa.
In 2013, he was feted as overall best reporter in East Africa during the EAC Media Awards in Kampala, Uganda following his scintillating two-part report titled The Untold Tales of Truck drivers.
The Standard Media Group employee is married and a father to two children, both boys. The second son is named Leo Jabali Agina.