Author

Wanjeri Gakuru is a freelance journalist, essayist and filmmaker living and working in Nairobi.


A cross-section of her writing has appeared in Transition Magazine, The Africa Report, Jalada Africa, LA Times Magazine, The Elephant and Msafiri, among others.


Wanjeri is an alumna of the 2014 Farafina Creative Writing Workshop and was selected as the 2018 Literary Ambassador for Nairobi by Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel.


In 2018, Wanjeri was appointed Managing Editor of Pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada Africa for who she served as Festival Producer during the Collective’s inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary and Arts Festival covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC and Rwanda (2017).

Wanjeri co-wrote award-winning feature film, Supa Modo (2018) and the pilot of TV drama series, Country Queen (2019-). Her directorial debut, the mockumentary short film, How to Get Laid is scheduled for a Kenyan release late summer 2019.

She has worked in Communications & Content Production at GoodTimes Africa (2016). Wanjeri was previously an Editorial Assistant at Kwani Trust (2015-2016) and also served as Associate Editor at Mondeas Limited – UP Magazine, Kenya Concierge (2010-2013).

Wanjeri worked as Media Liaison on SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Nairobi (2013) and the Etisalat Prize for Literature Nairobi Tour (2014, 2015, 2016).