Standard Media Makes Major Changes Ahead of Elections

  • Standard Group headquarters along Mombasa Road, Nairobi
    Standard Group headquarters along Mombasa Road, Nairobi
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke
  • The Standard Media Group has made changes in its editorial department in a bid to reinforce its authority in the market as the country heads to the polls. 

    In a memo seen by Kenyans.co.ke, The Standard Group promoted several journalists in the raft of changes.

    Former Citizen TV Swahili editor and published author, Nahashon Shisia Wasilwa, has been hired as the Programme Editor in charge of KTN's Swahili desk.

    _KTN News studios pictured in October 2021. .jpg
    KTN News studios pictured in October 2021.
    Nicholas Wambua

    "As we prepare to cover the General Election, it has become necessary to address the various staffing gaps that we have in our converged newsroom. In line with this, we put out an internal advertisement for staff to apply for the various vacant positions that we had in the department," the memo read in part.

    "The exercise yielded positive results with some staff moving up the ladder and a number of correspondents coming in as staff reporters."

    Here is the re-organisation as per the memo:

    1. Shisia Wasilwa - Programme Editor, Kiswahili Desk, KTN (new appointment).

    2. Frankline Sunday - Senior Data Journalist, Checkpoint Desk (previously a reporter, Economy Desk).

    3. Lollita Bunde - moves from Reporter, Entertainment Desk to a Sub-Editor on the same desk.

    4. Wainaina Wambu - moves from Reporter, Economy Desk to Sub-Editor on the same desk.

    5. Chebet Birir - Transferred to the City Desk as Reporter (Previously at the Health & Science Desk).

    6. Saada Hassan - Health & Science Reporter, transferred to Mombasa Bureau in the same capacity.

    7. Augustine Oduor - Confirmed as the City Editor, I&M.

    8. Patrick Alushula - Acting Checkpoint Editor (Formerly Senior Business Writer, Economy Desk).

    9. Harold Odhiambo - Staff Reporter, Kisumu Bureau (Formerly a Correspondent in the same bureau).

    10. Clement Masombo - Staff Reporter, Radar Desk (Formerly a Correspondent in Nyeri Bureau).

    11. Nathan Ochunge - Staff Reporter, City Desk (Formerly a Correspondent, Kakamega Bureau).

    The Standard Media Group Mombasa Road Offices . Thursday, October 14, 2019.
    The Standard Media Group Mombasa Road Offices . Thursday, October 14, 2019
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke

    12. Edwin Nyarangi - Staff Reporter, Politics Desk (Formerly a Correspondent, Kisii Office).

    13. Nancy Nzau - Staff Reporter, City Desk (Formerly a Correspondent, Gender Desk).

    14. David Njaaga - Staff Reporter, Radar Desk (Formerly a Correspondent, Photo Desk).