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David Mugonyi appointed Director General, Communications Authority of Kenya

The Board of Directors of the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya has announced the appointment of David Mugonyi as the new Director General of the institution, effective from January 15, 2024.

CA Board of Directors chairperson Mary Mungai in a statement sent to newsrooms indicated that Mr Mugonyi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having amassed 23 years of distinguished service across the public service, media, and strategic communications.

“A seasoned professional, he holds a Master’s Degree in International Journalism from City University in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in Mass Communication from the same institution,” said Ms Mungai.

She explained that prior to his appointment, Mr Mugonyi served in various capacities, including over a decade leading strategic communications for the Government of Kenya.

“As the Head of the Presidential Communications Service, he played a pivotal role as the primary advisor on communications, perception, and reputation management at the highest level in the Republic of Kenya,” said Ms Mungai.

She affirmed that the Board is confident that Mr Mugonyi’s extensive experience, coupled with his academic background, will contribute significantly to the continued growth and success of the Authority.

“His proven track record in navigating the complexities of public service and strategic communications makes him well-suited to lead the organisation into the future,” she said.

She continued “The Communications Authority expresses its gratitude to the outgoing Acting Director General for his dedicated service and welcomes Mr David Mugonyi to this critical leadership position.”

Ms Mungai said that they look forward to working closely with Mr Mugonyi as the organisation continues to play a central role in shaping and regulating the communications landscape in Kenya.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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