Purity Mukami

Data Lead and Reporter

Based in Kenya, Purity joined us as our first Fellow in January 2021, having previously attended a Finance Uncovered training course in Abuja in 2019 while working for Africa Uncensored. As well as providing crucial research for our reporting, she is also our Data Lead.

She began her career as a statistics lecturer at various Kenyan universities, then as a banker and researcher before switching to investigative journalism.

A specialist data journalist, Purity has a successful track record in following the money, investigating social networks and identifying stories using statistical methods and open source intelligence.

Most recently, Purity worked at leading Kenyan independent investigative media outlet, Africa Uncensored. She has also worked with BBC Africa Eye, the ICIJ and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.