Ex-Govt Spokesman Eric Kiraithe Named ICT CAS

  • Former government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe during a previous press conference. Facebook
  • Former government Spokesperson Eric Kiraithe was, on Wednesday, appointed as the ICT Ministry Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS)  by ICT Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng.

    His redeployment was announced as his successor in the communications docket Col (Rtd) Cyrus Odhiambo Oguna held his first press briefing.

    Handing over to Oguna at Teleposta Towers, Kiraithe described Former Linda Nchi Spokesperson as one of the most competent Kenyans to take up the role of the voice of the government.

    "I can't think of anyone better I could have handed this job to. I would ask you to give him all the cooperation," he stated.

    Govt Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna (Left) and his predecessor Eric Kiraithe before a press briefing on 16/5/2019.

    As part of the government's strategy to revamp its communication, Oguna's office shall be domiciled at the Ministry of ICT. 

    He shall have oversight of all channels of communication at the ministry.

    Oguna will head the Directorate of Information and oversee all county and sub-county information officers, the Department of Public Communication and all officers seconded to various ministries and the Government Media Center. 

    He will also oversight content at the two government news gathering and dissemination channels (Kenya News Agency and My Gov).

    Here is the video of the handover: