The Media Council of Kenya has appointed former Waumini Communications MD David Omwoyo its Chief Executive Officer.
Omwoyo is also director of communication for Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops.
His appointment on Wednesday makes him the successor of Haron Mwangi who resigned on April 3 after serving for six years.
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In a statement, chairman Charles Kerich said: “We are pleased to bring on board Omwoyo to head the council’s secretariat. He brings a wealth of experience and is not new to the media industry having worked for several years at Waumini communications where he helped set up and manage several radio stations.”
Omwoyo previously worked as Resource Mobilisations Manager and Media Lecturer at Egerton University.
He is also the founding manager of Radio Amani and holds a Masters in Communication from the University of Leicester in the UK.
The new CEO is undertaking a PhD in communications at the University of South Africa.
He said he is happy and described himself as strong and with plenty of value to add to the industry.
Kerich had earlier noted that under Mwangi’s leadership, the council navigated grew from a self-regulatory body to a legally recognised co-regulatory body.
He also thanked the official for supporting them while they searched for his replacement.
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