Understanding Philip Ochieng’s addiction to literature 

Philip Ochieng

Veteran journalist and wordsmith Philip Ochieng.

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What you need to know:

  • As a member of the Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board (KYEB), Ochieng could not let stories go to the press without his eye on content.
  • The KYEB still has copies of Ochieng’s revision marks on artworks for posterity. 

Venerated writer Philip Ochieng was an addict who was not consigned to a rehab. He was addicted to fine drink, clean copy, medieval history and literature.


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