Content House is a collective of writers, photographers and filmmakers. The collective was formed to create and distribute content on topics that were in the public interest, yet were underrepresented in the mainstream media. Content House seeks to bring to the public domain stories that would not otherwise find their way into the media and also find innovative ways of delivering the content – through web, mobile and tablet ─ making sure it finds the widest possible audience.
Jackie Lebo is a writer, producer and photographer and serves as the Team Lead at Content House. She has been researching on Kenyan running for the past six years. In 2012 she produced the documentary Gun to Tape, a film following the Kenyan athletes David Rudisha and Edna Kiplagat in the run-up to the London Olympic Games. She also served as curator for a photo exhibition titled Kenya’s Olympic Journey. Her book on Kenyan running will be published in 2014. Jackie’s writing has appeared in the Financial Times, the East African, The Africa Report, Kwani 4, Chimurenga, The Caine Prize Anthology, Marathonguide.com, Sport and Development online and the Prague International Marathon book. Jackie’s photographs have appeared in The Africa Report, 10tal, a Swedish literary and cultural journal, Farafina, a leading Nigeria literary journal, and she was associate editor and photographer for the 24 Nairobi, a project that brought together 16 writers and photographers for a new perspective on an African city.
Billie Odidi is a journalist with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation in Nairobi with over 10 years experience in both print and electronic media. In 2012 he wrote, produced and presented Kenya Olympic Stories, a nine-part radio documentary series in the run-up to the London Olympic Games. He has worked as a correspondent for Radio France International and writes on art and culture for various publications including the Nation Newspapers. Billie has also worked as a consultant producer on media and cultural memory on projects including: Retracing Benga Music, Retracing Kikuyu Popular Music and Retracing Kenya’s Funky Hits of the 70s.
Roy Gachuhi has worked as a journalist for over 30 years. He has held senior positions in two of Kenya’s major media houses, Nation Media Group where he was Sports Editor and The Standard Group where he was Associate Editor. He started his career at the Stellascope Group where wrote on sports for The Weekly Review, The Nairobi Times and Rainbow, a children’s magazine. He has covered many international sports competitions including the Commonwealth Games and the All-Africa Games as well as Confederation of Africa and CECAFA football tournaments. He has won several journalism awards for his reporting and feature writing. Roy is the founder of the East Africa School of Journalism where he served as Director until December 2010. He is currently working on a book titled Golden Years of Kenyan Football.
John Kagagi is a researcher and writer and serves as Head of Operations at Content House. He has more than 5 years experience in logistics and project management. He is also the Referee Development Officer for the Kenya Rugby Union. In addition to his work in print, John scripted and co-produced Scrumdown, the first Kenyan TV rugby magazine. He is currently working on a book titled The Untold Stories of Kenyan Rugby.