BREAKING: Eric Kiraithe appointed the govt spokesman
16 March 2016, 09:47
Nairobi - Eric Kiraithe has been appointed to the position of National Government Spokesperson.
A statement from the Office of the President said Kiraithe, a former National Police Service Spokesperson will take up the appointment immediately.
“The government has today made significant changes to its communication architecture to ensure timely, consistent, coherent, and coordinated communication to the public on all matters relating to the National Government’s agenda.
“To this end, the government has today appointed Mr. Eric Kiraithe to the position of National Government Spokesperson,” the statement read in part.
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Following the appointment, Kiraith, who has a long and distinguished history of public service mainly in the security sector, will move from his current role as General Manager for Security Services at the Kenya Airports Authority.
According to the statement, the Office of the National Government Spokesperson will function from the State Department of Interior and Coordination of National Government while the Office of the State House Spokesperson will remain within the Executive Office of the President.
Kiraithe will take up the office that was once occupied by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua during the retired President Mwai Kibaki’s regime.
The office office was shut in August 2013, and the current State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu put in charge of communication within the government.
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