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Former NTV news anchor Daniel Mule lands top county job in Machakos

Former Nation Media Group journalist Daniel Mule has landed a top post in the Machakos County government.

The former NTV news anchor has been named the Public Communication and E-Government Chief Officer, by Governor Wavinya Ndeti.

Mr Mule is among 8 people, whose names have been forwarded to the Machakos County Assembly for vetting and approval, as Chief Officers.

The veteran news anchor cum communication strategist will be vetted alongside the other eight nominees on April 27, 2023.

“The vetting of the Chief Officers will take place at the Machakos County Assembly Hall along Mwatu wa Ngoma Road,in Machakos town on April 27,”reads part of a communique by the Machakos County Assembly, in a local newspaper.

The former news anchor, ecstatic about the new job, told Nairobi News his media background would aide him in his new path.

“Most of my skills were honed while working at the Nation Media Group (NMG) and later Amref.I worked at the Kimathi Street-based media house for more than a decade.The experience will come in handy once my nomination is approved,”he told the Nation on phone.

“I am excited to be starting a new adventure in my professional life. I trust God will guide me through,”he added.

The veteran news anchor first worked with Nation Media Group for ten years before he joined Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF),as a Communication and Advocacy Specialist.

Before he joined the media industry, Mule’s journey began at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) in Nakuru City, where he was tasked with carrying sacks of maize.

He, however, ended up applying for work as a writer at Taifa Leo and the Nation newspaper. Mule, later on, moved up the ladder and became a full-time news anchor at NTV.

Mule joins a host of other journalists who have landed jobs in county and national governments.

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