VIDEO – Mike Gitonga: From govt. spokesperson actor to President Ruto’s State Secretary
Recently, Mike Gitonga, a former KTN journalist and news anchor took to social media to thank President William Ruto and his wife, First Lady Rachel Ruto, for appointing him the Secretary, State functions.
“With a new year comes a new beginning. I am first of all grateful to God. I also take this opportunity to thank the President of Kenya, William Ruto, for the opportunity to serve this nation as Secretary, State Functions. I am indebted to the First Lady, Rachel Ruto. Your leadership and guidance are invaluable. I will work to the best of my ability to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, so help me God,” osted Gitonga on Twitter on January 7, 2023.
Nairobi News previously reported that prior to his appointment; Mr Gitonga served as the Director of Communication in the Office of the First Lady.
On January 10, 2023, Gitonga returned to social media to reveal he was currently appointed to a role he had played during his acting days five years ago.
“Almost 5 years ago, I tried a hand at acting. 5 years on, I now have to act!” said Gitonga as he named the show where he acted as a government spokesperson in a local film. In the clip, he was acting as a government spokesperson who was addressing journalists on the progress of a criminal investigation.
Almost 5 years ago I tried a hand at acting, 5 years on I now have to act! Watch "The system" on Showmax. pic.twitter.com/gWQN9230SZ
— Mike Gitonga (@michaelggitonga) January 10, 2023
His post earned him additional congratulations from people who wished him well in his new role.
“Life IS an act,” said former NTV news anchor Mark Masai.
“I loved what you did in this show. Do another (one) champ,” added Victor Muyakane.
“Congratulations Pastor Mike,” said Winzilah Rasbaby.
“Wow! Now you are in a position to do just that, talking too mch without giving crucial info,” added Carol Mallan.
“You played your role really well. You could consider pursuing acting more,” said Rose Teps.
Prior to his government appointment and stint at KTN, he was a journalist at Family Media that owns Family TV and Radio.
He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from Nottingham University in the United Kingdom.
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