I am a writer who covers human rights, conflict, religion, health, and refugee affairs. I have extensively covered Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia and Kenya. I have been published by the, The Standard, The Nation, The Guardian, African Business Magazine, Thomson Reuters Foundation and the African Banker. Currently based in Nairobi. Fixer for National Geographic Magazine and Polish National Radio.
Act Change Transform
" Act! Has on several occasions engaged Mr Daniel Wesangula for documentation of success stories on the impact of its programs. One of the notable engagements with us was the documentation of the success stories for the Electoral Conflict and Violence Mitigation Program (ECVMP) aimed at improving the capacity of national and county level peace structures. I have no doubt that Mr Wesangula is up task to undertake any assignment on documentation or related work. "Festus Kivindu, Communication Specialist, Act!
National Geographic Magazine
" I had the distinct pleasure of working with Daniel Wesangula in western Kenya in 2016. I was on a photographic assignment for National Geographic Magazine that dealt with delicate issues surrounding boys and notions of masculinity. Daniel exceeded all of my expectations of in terms of professionalism, logistical planning and essential cultural insight. Beyond facilitating all practical reporting needs, he provided invaluable observation on aspects of what we observed. He is a fine journalist and an even better human being. I look forward to working with him again. "Pete Muller
Polish National Radio
" I met Daniel Wesangula during my first trip to Africa. Working with him was more than any journalist traveling to Kenya could hope for. Not only that he has a great knowledge about every possible political and social issue in Kenya (he's an excellent journalist himself) but he's also a fantastic guide. It took him only one day to fix for me trips to the places and interviews with the people I was interested in. Thanks to Daniel I brought from Kenya few good reportages - one about Somali community in Nairobi after Westgate attack and the other one about life in Kibera. What I really liked about working with him was that he was professional , attentive, dedicated and patient, making sure that we work as long as it takes till I have everything for the story. He was also a great source of knowledge himself. Last but not least, he's extremely kind, friendly, outgoing person, who made sure my Nairobi experience was as real as it gets. "Kasprolewicz Agata
The Sunday Nation
" The Sunday Nation "
" The Standard "
The Thomson Reuters Foundation
" The Thomson Reuters Foundation "
" The Guardian "
National Geographic Magazine
" Daniel Wesangula is a skilled and resourceful journalist whose knowledge of Bukusu tribal culture, politics and history, along with his extensive contacts throughout Kenya, made him one of the best local guides I have ever worked with on assignment for National Geographic. "Chip Brown
Agence France – Presse
" As Nairobi-based AFP director for East Africa, I hired Daniel Wesangula in 2012 to serve as general news reporter. I have been impressed by Daniel wide curiosity, his writing skills and his professional commitment. It was particularly interesting to have in our newsroom a journalist with a flair for lifestyle, high-tech and cultural stories. It was a pity to have Daniel leaving us to pursue his career for a major Kenyan newspaper. I consider him a perfect example of a new breed of talented young journalists in Kenya. "Boris BACHORZ