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Mercy Chelangat

Reporter

Member since Aug 2023

Mercy Chelangat is a Science Reporter  at the Nation Media Group. She has worked as a reporter for the Daily Nation since July 2019. She has a Bachelors degree in Communications and Journalism from Maasai Mara University. Mercy is passionate about health and climate stories,  and is a trained fact checker, who mainly debunks fake climate news. She is an avid reader, loves to crotchet and hike in her free time, and aspires to be an author. 

https://nation.africa/kenya/news/nhif-heist-how-rogue-health-facilities-preyed-on-elderly-to-mint-millions--4275130 :This is an investigative story about how  hospitals were using medical camps to scam the   National Health Insurance Fund.

https://nation.africa/kenya/news/ocean-likely-to-be-polluted-by-23bn-litres-of-oil-from-shipwrecks-4254670 This is a straight news science and climate story focusing on potential ocean pollution by shipwrecks

https://nation.africa/kenya/counties/garissa/garissa-referral-hospital-s-oxygen-plant-to-save-lives-money-4252678 This is a story about a Kenyan hospital that recently received an oxygen generating plant donation, and is now able to save preterm babies lives. Initially, they had to order oxygen from the capital city, coupled with financial challenges and procurement delays.

https://nation.africa/kenya/news/fact-check-carbon-dioxide-is-a-major-contributor-to-ocean-warming-contrary-to-claims-4238050 This is  a fact check debunking the claim that the ocean heating is coming from the bottom of the ocean as opposed to carbon dioxide from global warming.

https://nation.africa/kenya/counties/lamu/how-new-variety-is-reviving-love-for-cotton-farming-in-lamu-4221046 This is a story about how genetically modified cotton is transforming cotton farming in Lamu, Kenya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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