Over the past couple of years, Kenya has witnessed a change in profession paths for a few of the prime journalists within the nation. This consists of switches from the media to the general public service.
On this article, WoK takes a take a look at a few of the prime journalists who left the media for public service in recent times.
The veteran journalist left Citizen TV a couple of years in the past and proceeded to function a personal advisor earlier than bagging a job on the head of communication in President William Ruto’s marketing campaign group.
Following the win on August 9, 2022, and subsequent upholding of President Ruto’s win by the Supreme Court docket, Hussein was appointed on the State Home Spokesperson, taking up from Kanze Dena.
The veteran media personality-cum-preacher is the Communication Director on the workplace of First Girl Rachel Ruto. The previous KTN Information anchor and morning present host is alleged to have labored with the primary girl for some time now.
Gitonga first labored for Household Media, that owns Household TV and FamilyRadio316. On radio, he was popularly generally known as Mike on the mic. After leaving the media home, he joined Mombasa Highway-based Customary Media Group the place he was a information anchor and in addition hosted the Morning Specific present.
The NTV Swahili managing editor and anchor was appointed ICT, e-Authorities and Public Communication chief officer on the Nakuru County authorities.
Swaleh was amongst 21 individuals whose names have been forwarded to the county meeting for vetting.
The information anchor, who initially labored for Citizen TV earlier than becoming a member of NTV in 2018, was born and bred in Nakuru’s Bondeni casual settlement.
Kanze was a darling to many throughout her TV years with profitable spells at KBC and Citizen TV.
She was appointed State Home Spokesperson by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017.
Gitonga was appointed because the Director of Communications and spokesperson for the Kwale County Authorities. The place fell vacant after the tip of former Governor Salim Mvurya’s reign.
Following his appointment, he exuded confidence that his new function accorded him the chance to serve members of the general public.
“Sure, it’s true. The work of a director of communications is on a contractual foundation for a five-year time period. So, with a brand new county authorities comes new management. I noticed the place and utilized, via God’s grace I made it via,” he said.
The journalist can be liable for managing and directing the county’s inner and exterior communications, supervising public relations workers, creating communication methods, and also will function the important thing spokesperson and media contact for the devolved unit.
The previous senior NTV reporter was appointed because the county Director of Communications and public relations in 2015 by first Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho.
Whereas making the appointment, Joho lauded Chacha as articulate and well-spoken skilled who had exuded loads of competence in his service.
The previous Kameme FM reporter bagged a plum job in Kirinyaga County following the election of Governor Anne Waiguru in 2017.
His communication expertise, Waiguru famous, would turn out to be useful within the service of the individuals of Kirinyaga.
The previous KTN reporter was appointed because the county Head of Communications, forsaking a distinguished journalism profession.
Previous to her appointment, she had served on the Mombasa Highway primarily based media home from December 2006 to January 2018.
Whereas taking on her new job, Nderi famous that it supplied her the chance to serve the individuals.
The previous K24 journalist was appointed because the chief officer accountable for Communications and Public Relations for Kiambu County.
The August 2020 appointment, got here at a time when Wambugu was let go by the station throughout mass layoffs in 2019.