Sleeping giant media house gets a veteran journalist as new MD

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Information Communication and Technology, ICT Cabinet Secretary, CS Joe Mucheru has on Friday appointed Dr Naim Bilal Yaseen as the new Managing Director of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, KBC.

In a statement seen by Daily Active, CS Mucheru has stated that the new MD will be tasked to make KBC the leading source of news for Kenyans.

As the incoming MD Dr Bilal will be expected together with the management team and the board to wake the sleeping giant, KBC,” stated the statement in part.

The former Acting Director of information in the ministry of ICT will be taking over from Waithaka Waihenya whose contract as KBC Managing Director ended in 2017.

Dr Bilal holds a PHD in communication and previously served as director of public affairs at the Judiciary.

Dr. Bilal was also a former managing editor at the Nation Media Group where he worked for 19 years.

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