#LLABlog: Meet Adelle Onyango, Kenyan media personality, podcaster and founder of the Adelle Onyango Initiative.

Adelle Onyango

Adelle Onyango has over 10 years experience in the radio industry. She begun as a drive show host on 1FM where she was instrumental in bringing in a digital arch to the Kenyan radio scene.

Adelle then moved to Kenya’s top media house; Radio Africa Group as a presenter on their radio station, KissFM. She hosted the mid-morning show and created a show dedicated exclusively to African music which was a first of its kind on the station. She later moved to host their prime breakfast show until June 2019.

During her time on the KissFM breakfast show it was the 3rd most listened to show in Kenya. She then left to focus on podcasting – creating two podcasts – Legally Clueless & PursePective

Adelle is also the founder of The Adelle Onyango Initiative (AOI), an organization that works to create programs that prepare Kenyan youth for employment or entrepreneurship and give African women who have survived rape access to psyco-social support. Under the Initiative there are over 4,300 registered members who are beneficiaries of the job shadow programs and mentorship opportunities the initiative has facilitated.

AOI has also partnered with Carolina for Kibera (CFK) to create Safe 24/7, a program that will offer free group therapy and support groups for survivors of sexual violence.

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