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Mujuni Raymond

Deputy ED, African Institute for Investigative Journalism (AIIJ)

Mujuni Raymond is an investigative journalist in East Africa currently working with Nation Media Group as the head of the Current Affairs Programming and show Host for the Fourth Estate program.

He is the Deputy Director at the African Institute For Investigative Journalism, a non-profit home of Investigative reporting in Uganda.

Raymond is a three-time winner of the National Journalism Award for explanatory reporting and Investigative Reporting for his stories that exposed a high-end government-to-government deal for the exchange of refugees for guns between Uganda and Israel. He also received the Explanatory reporting award in 2020 for his story chronicling the fate of MV Templar. His impactful investigation of Makerere’s sexual harassment caused a review of the University policy and a debate on a national sexual offenses bill.

Raymond is a multimedia journalist with apt skills in using innovative ways to tell stories.

He has reported from the slums of Kibera on unserved justice for Kenya’s Post-election Violence victims, to the dangerous youngest nation of South Sudan on the refugee crisis. He has been at the center of reporting for stories on income inequality, technology innovations, and Uganda’s development agenda.

He has also interviewed various heads of state, ministers, influential businessmen, and the United Nations Secretary-General – António Guterres.

Raymond has written a column for the Daily Monitor, the country’s most authoritative paper, and Nilepost, an online publication, and provided regular commentary on both local and international media on stories seeking to understand the region and the country.

Raymond is a thought leader and fellow with Leo Africa’s Young and Emerging Leaders Fellowship, a program seeking to provide homegrown, thought-driven, solutions to the problems facing Sub-Saharan Africa.
He has also consulted for both the World Bank and The Mastercard Foundation.

Raymond was also admitted to the Edward R Murrow program by the United States Government in 2020.