In Summary
  • The Nation Broadcasting boss will be deputised by KBC’s Samuel Maina
  • Mr Kaikai beat Standard Group’s David Ohito at the election that was billed as the best attended AGM since the creation of the Guild in the late 1990s.
  • Mr Kaikai paid glowing tribute to his predecessor, Mr Gaitho, and promised to propel the Guild to a higher level.
  • Mr Wallace Kantai (NMG); Farida Karoney (Royal Media Group); and Tim Wanyonyi (NMG) were picked for the Executive Committee.

Nation Broadcasting Division acting head Linus Kaikai is the new chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild after a closely-contested election at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi, on Saturday.

Mr Kaikai beat Standard Group’s David Ohito at the election that was billed as the best attended AGM since the creation of the Guild in the late 1990s.

The Guild is a lobby group for editors with membership from across different media houses.

Mr Kaikai will be deputised by KBC’s Samuel Maina, who won the vice-chairman’s seat unopposed. Mr Michael Mumo of Capital FM is the new secretary, and he will be assisted by Media Consultant Hassan Kulundu.

Founder chairman Macharia Gaitho of the NMG had decided not to defend the post.

Mr Gaitho will, however, continue to serve in KEG as a trustee alongside NMG’s Group Managing Editor Eric Obino and KTN’s Managing Editor Joe Ageyo.

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