Royal Media Services has shaken up things that will affect Citizen TV and the stations radio outlets.
According to a memo in the possession of Mpasho.co.ke, there have been some major changes that will shock the media industry.
This comes after the Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney – who previously worked at Citizen TV -has poached two senior editors from Royal Media Services.
The two are Peter Opondo (editorial consultant) and Nixon Nganga (managing editor) who were awarded senior positions at Arthi House. Hao ni sirikal sasa.
They were absorbed a month ago, weeks after Karoney took office. Word on the street is that they will be in charge of the communication docket for the ministry.
With the exit, there was need for Royal Media Services to shake things up.
An internal memo from the group managing director Wachira Waruru, read in part:
“On behalf of the Board and Management of the Royal Media Services Limited (RMS), I am pleased to announce new appointments and several internal management changes to strengthen our strategic vision and direction. These changes will enable us to position for long term growth and bolster our position as market leader of Kenya’s broadcasting industry.”
Most of the new appointments are from Nation Media Group. Former NTV anchor Jamila Mohammed has been named as the Managing Editor (Swahili) replacing Swaleh Mdoe, who has been acting in the position.
Former NTV General Manager Linus Kaikai has been named as Director, Strategy and Innovation while former KTN Managing Editor Joe Ageyo has been confirmed as Editorial Director.
Other changes include Pamela Asigi been named as the Managing Editor (English) and radio journalist Vincent Ateya bagging the Head of Mulembe FM /Sulwe FM /Vuuka FM.
Check out the changes in the memo titled ‘Top Level Reorganization’.