nation media group ceo elected media owners association chairman

(NMG) CEO Stephen Gitagama>

(NMG) CEO Stephen Gitagama

by Beatrice Ambasa April 28, 2021

The Nation Media Group (NMG) CEO Stephen Gitagama has been elected new Chairman of the Media Owners Association.

Gitagama will replace the Royal Media Services Managing Director, Wachira Waruru, who has been serving in the same capacity for three terms since April 2018.

Gitagama said he aims to build strong and professional media institutions "especially during these challenging times."

"I will champion press freedom as a condition for democracy and development in our country. We aim to have economically independent media institutions that will transform to the new digital media world. Using our various media platforms, we will champion peace and unity," he stated.

Gitagama, who was appointed during the annual general meeting held on Tuesday, holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

Others elected to serve alongside Gitagama include Kalekye Mumo representing Radio Africa and Orlando Lyomu representing Standard Group.

Radio Africa Group's chief operating officer Agnes Kalekye was elected vice-chair.