Thomas Mukoya is a Nairobi-based photojournalist working with Reuters News Agency Nairobi Bureau as the Senior Pictures Editor – East Africa. He began as a freelance photographer in 1998 and after graduating with a Diploma in Journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication; he joined The People Daily in 2002 as a fulltime photojournalist. He also worked at The Nation Media Group before moving to Reuters in 2004.

He won the 2010 Photographers Giving Back (PGB) award, and 2003 Photojournalist of the year award organized by the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ). He has won the MCK Photojournalist of the year award thrice. Thomas is an organizer of the Kenya Press Photo Awards.