Former ‘Standard’ editor to head Daily Nation

Makotsi will be the first woman to head newspaper in Nation Media Group

Pamela Makotsi

Nation’s new editorial boss Mutuma Mathiu has already started aligning his team with Pamela Makotsi taking up his former role of run Daily Nation as the executive editor.

Makotsi will be the first woman to head the paper having risen from the position Managing editor of the East African, NMG’s weekly publication.

Makotsi joined NMG in 1993 as a reporter and rose through the ranks to head Nation’s rival The Standard in 2005.

Pamela Makotsi

She also worked as a communication’s specialist at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kenya before getting back to Nation.

Makotsi has a degree in literature and anthropology, a post-graduate diploma in communication from the University of Nairobi.

Makotsi graduated from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom with a Master’s degree in New Media, Democracy and Governance.

At the same time, Ochieng Rapuro and Ng’ang’a Mbugua have been moved in what is seen as a way on injecting new ideas on the papers.

In the changes done Tuesday, Rapuro will be the East Africa’s ME while Mbugua who was in charge of Saturday Nation will take up Rapuro’s shoes to run Business Daily.

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Wayua Muli, according to sources, will take up Mbugua’s position in the weekend.

An insider has told Nairobi Journal that Mutuma’s biggest headache will be to either seal papers sales hemorrhage, out of competition by online platform.

The future of newspaper readership in Kenya is wobbly, with all the papers losing their ardent leaders.  The most hit by the newspapers market wave is The Nation whose numbers have dwindled overtime.

As seen in recent publications, Mathiu might rely on investigations, headed by seasoned journalist and editor John Kamau to woo back the lost clients.


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