Kenyan journalist and this year's overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards winner, Joseph Mathenge was on scene at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi during the terror attacks of September 2013. Courtesy Joseph Mathenge
Chairperson of the judging panel, Ferial Haffajee, said: "Joseph Mathenge's photographs so eloquently captured one of Africa's toughest 21st century moments that they were worth a thousand words." Courtesy Joseph Mathenge
In this photograph from Mathenge, a mother and her two children lie face down on the floor pretending to be dead during the nightmare attacks at Nairobi's upscale shopping mall last year. Courtesy Joseph Mathenge
Mathenge captures a moment where armed security are able to safely secure the release of several trapped shoppers from inside Westgate. Courtesy Joseph Mathenge
Joseph Mathenge's "Images of Terror," which first appeared in Kenyan daily print newspaper The Saturday Nation, won the photography category as well as receiving the overall winner of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 accolade. Mathenge was selected from entries spanning 38 African nations. CNN
Deborah Rayner, senior vice president of international newsgathering TV and digital at CNN International presented Mathenge, pictured second from right, with the top award alongside Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania and Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa.
Finalists and judges gather ahead of the ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on October 18. CNN