Sainey MK. Marenah

Title: Article Title: Alleged D11.1Million Bribery Scandal Rocks Central Bank of The Gambia

Media House: The Alkamba Times

Brief Bio:

Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian Journalist, founding editor of The Alkamba Times, and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche in the Gambian media industry, particularly in new media environments.

Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia 2008. He rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper, also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant.

He is a household name in the Gambia's media industry, covering some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases, including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul from 2009 to 2012.

Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar, Senegal, where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organizations, including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others.

He co-founded the Banjul-based Media Center for Research and Development, an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr. Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization.

Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in Europe, Africa, and the United States and attended several local and international media trainings.