President Uhuru Kenyatta has poached Citizen TV‘s Kanze Dena from the Royal Media Services television channel for a plum job at State House.
The celebrated Swahili news anchor, who doubled up as Citizen TV’s Swahili News Editor, is the new deputy State House spokesperson.
Kanze Dena will now take leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding, and press.
She has also been tasked to focus on President Kenyatta’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery the Big Four agenda.
The appointment was announced in a statement by State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu.
Esipisu added that former KTN senior reporter Munira Mohamed has also been elevated to the position of deputy head of PSCU and head of the presidential library.
Ms. Mohamed will lead a team to design and develop the library; develop storylines and themes for both permanent and temporary public exhibitions; carry out research work and collect material relevant to the Presidential Library, Museum and Exhibition Centre.
“In this new role Ms. Mohamed will work closely with the families of Kenya’s first three Presidents, as well as the State Department of Heritage, to decide on important speeches, papers, books, artworks, artifacts and other materials to preserve and exhibit,” the statement reads.
Ms Mohamed will also be in charge of all broadcast and media production.
President Kenyatta exuded confidence that the two women leaders “will bring diversity, dynamism and infuse new energy in to the PSCU whilst improving overall media relations with external stakeholders.”