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Citizen TV Journalist Wins Big In KEG Elections


Bonyo, having defeated TV representative Sammy Muraya, will represent TV in the elections held during the Kenya Editors Guild Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, April 24.

Citizen TV business news editor Joseph Bonyo has been elected as the Council member for TV in the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG).

Bonyo, having defeated TV representative Sammy Muraya, will represent TV in the elections held during the Kenya Editors Guild Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, April 24.

The meeting was held online via Zoom in accordance to the COVID-19 regulations by the Ministry of Health that includes a ban on public gatherings.

KTN’s Zubeidah Koome, well known for her sensational Swahili reporting, was elected as the KEG vice president after holding off KBC’s Samuel Maina.

Churchill Otieno retained his position as the KEG president after being elected unopposed.

Ruth Nesoba will represent radio having made her name as a senior broadcast journalist at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Like Otieno, she was elected unopposed.

Linda Bach will represent the print section while Prof. George Nyabuga will represent academia. 

Three trustees were also appointed, among them Pamela Makotsi-Sittani who, in 2019, became the first woman to be appointed Executive Editor and Managing Editor of Daily Nation at Nation Media Group in the media house’s history. Arthur Okwemba and Masai Martin Ndei join her.

The Kenya Editors Guild is a not for profit professional organisation that brings together the most senior print, magazine, broadcast and other electronic media editors and this association commits themselves to a programme of action to defend and promote media freedom and independence.

The Guild is charged with promoting standards of journalism, the independence of media and to advice members on issues of practical and ethical concern.

It also represent members’ interests in all matters of editorial and professional concern and interest.

The Guild monitors legislation on matters affecting the news media either directly or indirectly and makes appropriate representations to Parliament, regional assemblies and other organisations and authorities at all levels of government and public life.

Among other objectives include:

  1. To interpret legislation and advisory notices to members and other organisations.
  2. To provide a forum for discussing of the practical problems of editorship and to promote the objectives of the Guild.
  3. To network with other professional organisations.
  4. To help improve the quality of journalism through active support of education and training,
  5. To represent Kenya’s senior journalists regionally and internationally of education and training
  6. To represent Kenya’s senior journalists regionally and internationally.
  7. To recognise and reward editorial excellence



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