Odhiambo was announced winner of the award at a gala event in Johannesburg, South Africa held last Thursday.
Sponsored by leading Pan-African financial services provider, Sanlam, the annual Awards carry a total prize purse of more than KES 2 million (about USD 20 000) for the 12 categories. They have recognised and celebrated excellence in financial journalism since 1974.
The African Growth Story catergory was introduced in 2013 and is open to journalists who practice in Africa and whose work is published and/or broadcast on the continent. The Award is presented to the financial journalist whose entry highlights the continent’s economic awakening as well as the obstacles and challenges to growth in terms of investments, infrastructural development and economic progress.
The judges also recognise the best performers in online, print, radio and television mediums across all five categories. The special awards include the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year as well as the Best Newcomer and the Lifetime Achievement Awards.