The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Hannah Al-Othman

Hannah Al-Othman is a News Reporter at the Sunday Times, based in Manchester, where she has broken stories including the murder of Kenyan woman Agnes Wanjiru by a British soldier. Previously she was a Political Correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in Westminster, and has worked online and in print for regional and national newspapers.

Summer Conference Event
 — Keynote Talk

Investigating the British Army: The Murder of Agnes Wanjiru

In 2012 a Kenyan called Agnes Wanjiru was murdered by a serving British soldier and her body hidden in a septic tank, a crime which was subsequently covered up. Winner of the 2022 Paul Foot award with her Sunday Times colleague David Collins, Hannah Al-Othman talks about how they worked with sources to bring the story to light, and their dealings with the police and the Ministry of Defence as they worked to investigative and publish it.
News Reporter at The Sunday Times