May 24, 2024

Ruto sacks Ex-journalist, appoints former Police Spokesman Charles Owino

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Ruto sacks Ex-journalist, appoints former Police Spokesman Charles Owino

Ruto appoints former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino to replace Ex-KTN Journalist Kathleen Openda as chair of KIMC

Ruto appoints former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino to replace Ex-KTN Journalist Kathleen Openda as chair of KIMC.

President William Ruto has appointed former National Police Service (NPS) spokesperson Charles Owino as the chairperson of the of Council the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

The president revoked Openda’s appointment after serving as the chair for five years. 

According to a gazette notice issued on Friday, September 29, Owino will replace former KTN journalist Kathleen Openda whose appointment was revoked.

Owino will serve in the position until October 5, 2024. 

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 7 (3) of the State Corporations Act, 1, William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, appoint Charles Owino Wahong’o to be the Chairperson of the Council to the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, with effect from the 29th September 2023 up to the 5th October 2024. 

KIMC is a state learning institution that trains journalists and other communication professionals.

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Owino joined the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party before he bolted out when they handed a direct ticket to Governor James Orengo.

He then joined hands with former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo United Democratic Movement (UDM) where he was to deputize him. 

Owino however quit the race and returned to the police service on May 18, 2022.

Owino later decamped to Kenya Kwanza after President Ruto won the elections.

UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malalah on July appointed Owino as the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party Siaya County Coordinator replacing Dianga Waore.

Waore left the position after he was appointed as the Chairman of the Lake Region Development Authority. 

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