• Awards
  1. 100 Most Influential Young Africans – 2016
  2. 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans – 2016
  • Kenya
  • Presenter, Focus on Africa, BBC

Sophie studied in Kenya and after gaining a mass communications qualification, secured a radio internship at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

With over 12 years of experience in the broadcasting industry, she has worked with big media houses in Kenya that have very different styles of reporting.

After clocking many years on Kenyan networks, she was ready to turn her attention to international broadcasters. The BBC World Service in London was looking for three presenters from East, West and South Africa so she jumped at the chance and applied for a position.

Her experience in Kenyan broadcasting helped her adapt quicker when she arrived at BBC World News. Having also been a radio news editor at an independent radio station in Kenya, she learnt to listen to local communities and constantly challenge her own belief system.

Sophie’s long career has given her an opportunity to rub shoulders with those who shape the world – Presidents, Prime Ministers and top decision-makers.

As the Host of Focus on Africa, she leads a formidable to tell the stories of Africa to the world.

In 2016 Africa Youth Awards named her among the Inaugural 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.