Kenya Government names Taskforce to help it Improve its Public Communications

Veteran journalist David Makali and PR Consultant Alfred Ng’ang’a are among the members of the taskforce


Former Radio Africa Editor David Makali and senior Public Relations Consultant Alfred Ng’ang’a are among the communication experts named in a taskforce to modernize government communication.

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David Makali

Veteran journalist Makali, who left Radio Africa two months ago, was named the chairperson of the “Taskforce for the Improvement of Government Information and Public Communications Functions to Align Them with Emerging Public Sector Dynamics and Expectations.”

Ng’ang’a, a partner at Oxygene Marketing Communications Limited, is among the 14 senior journalists and communication experts named to the taskforce.

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Alfred Ng'ang'a

The taskforce will work and submit a report to the ICT cabinet secretary within three months.

The terms of reference of the taskforce include studying and reviewing existing policies and laws on public communication and information and advise how to improve them.

It will also be expected to review any gaps and inadequacies in the staffing levels in public communication offices in government ministries and departments.

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Paul Udoto

Other members of the taskforce include Director Information Gwaro Ogaro, Royal Media Services Editor Robin Njogu, Paul Udoto of KWS, Browne Kutswa, Jane Gitau, Ruth Musembi and Prof Murtek Mak’Ochieng.

Others are Abraham Mulwo, Umi Wabomba, Cosma Gatere, Noella Mutanda, Eunice Muthamia and Mbugua Njoroge.

Joint secretaries of the taskforce named by ICT CS Joe Mucheru are Kennedy Buhere, Augustus Munywoki, Josephine Kinuthia and Charity Kagiri.