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Best illustration of Preaching water and taking wine is Nation Media Group who has been in forefront in championing for Leadership and two-third gender rule through their Nation Leadership Forums. But in recent glimpse on an internal memo sent to its staff on new top changes in editorial department – appointments made has totally shun women off. A middle finger actually.

The internal memo seen by Kenya insights dated 20/4/2021, a long two page memo had no woman name on it.

GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Mutuma Mathiu -“In the ongoing efforts to strengthen our journalism and give effect to Nation.Africa, I am pleased to make the following senior appointments in the Editorial Department:

1. Africa Editor & GM Editorial, NMG Uganda: Daniel Kalinaki

Daniel will spearhead our Africa coverage and providemuch-needed leadership for the Group’s expansion into Africa while maintaining his current responsibilities. He reports to the Group Editorial Director on matters Africa. On all other matters, his current reporting line remains unchanged.

2. Managing Editor, Broadcasting: Joseph Warungu

The Nation Broadcasting Division is going through a transformation from a traditional broadcast content provider to a digital operation. Joseph is a broadcast journalist of international repute whose knowledge of, and experience covering, Africa has few peers. His contribution to the professional growth and digitisation of our broadcast operations will be invaluable. This role reports to the Group Editorial Director with a dotted line to the Head of Broadcasting.

3. Managing Editor, The EastAfrican: Jackson Mutinda Munyao

Mutinda will be charged with re-asserting the Nation’s presence in the region by strengthening The EastAfrican, exploring new products, building new partnerships and overseeing the integration of the brand into the Nation.Africa branded house.

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Mutinda is an old hand at The EastAfrican and comes to office at a time of great promise in the region. He reports to the Group Editorial Director.

4. Editor, Business Daily: Michael Omondi

This paper, which has an excellent editorial team, needs to remain true to its mission as an uncompromising champion of business reporting, committed to professional excellence and integrity. Michael understands and personifies the ethos of the Business Daily, and his priority assignment is strengthening content and overseeing the integration of Business Daily into Nation.Africa. He reports to the Group Editorial Director.

5. Editorial Administration Manager & Managing Editor, Taifas : Peter Ngare

We will be relying on Peter to help take care of budget, staff welfare, arranging training, among other administrative duties, during this difficult time. He retains his position in Taifa and will combine the two roles. Peter reports to the Group Editorial Director.

6. Editor, Saturday Nation: Leonard Guchu The weekend papers have a unique flavour which needs to be maintained especially in the current environment of change in the market. Guchu understands the weekend market and will hit the ground running. He also combines production and content skills, an important requirement for this assignment. Guchu reports to the Managing Editor, Weekends. The Enterprise Editor will drive political coverage in the interim.

7. Regional News Editor, Eldoret: Patrick Langát 

Langát’s exceptional abilities as a journalist were noticed when he was a correspondent in Kisumu and he has been developed through the Media Lab and other training. He is being promoted to the leadership of a critical station at a delicate time but management has confidence in his ability to navigate the turbulence of politics with integrity and professionalism. Langát reports to the Head of News.”

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