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State House poaches another journalist for PSCU role

By NYABOGA KIAGE October 18th, 2018 1 min read

State House has poached another journalist to add onto President Uhuru Kenyatta’s team, tasked with communicating his legacy.

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation business reporter Ruth Mutegi is the latest addition onto the State House staff.

In a Facebook post revealing her new appointment, an excited Ms Mutegi narrated how she started as a reporter who could not voice her own stories.

“ISSA WRAP for #PrincessWarrior at the National Broadcaster KBC channel 1! From Broadcasting House to STATEHOUSE for this village girl from Tharaka! SEE GOD, just SEE GOD!! I have to tell you about it,” she posted on her Facebook account.


Ms Mutegi, joins the list of journalists who have been poached by State House to help in communicating President Kenyatta’s big four agenda plan.

First to be appointed was former Citizen TV Swahili anchor Ms Kanze Dena, who was given the role of the President’s Deputy Spokesperson. She was last week confirmed as the State House spokesperson and head of the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

Her confirmation came after her predecessor Manoah Esipisu was appointed ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Just days after Ms Dena was appointed, State House named former KTN News reporter Munira Mohammed as the deputy head of the PSCU and head of the Presidential Library.


Then State House was at it again fishing Ms Anne Mumbi Warui from Royal Media and straight into the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) which has been tasked with consolidating President Kenyatta’s legacy.

Ms Warui’s appointment came just four years after she had joined the journalism field.

In August, State House also tapped former Citizen TV managing editor Nixon Ng’ang’a and former NTV’s Business reporter and news anchor Cliff Laban Onserio, both who now work at PDU.