Ichom Ekusi

Ichom EkusiIchom Ekusi, 28, hails from Nariokotome in Kenya’s most northern region, a village made famous by the discovery of Turkana Boy. Ekusi works as an assistant data entry processor at the Turkana Basin Institute. Prior to that, he worked at Research Solutions Africa as a transcriber from 2009 to 2010. He also received a two-year degree in information technology in Nairobi. As one of the six translators working with Stony Brook students on this Journalism Without Walls trip, Ekusi was soft-spoken, but adventurous and proactive. He was friendly, loved to talk about cooking, and bonded with the students over a mutual love of the hip-hop group G-Unit. Like all the translators, he will be sorely missed.