CS Owalo appoints David Mugonyi new Communication Authority DG

 David Mugonyi.[Courtesy]

ICT Cabinet Secretary Eluid Owalo has appointed Head of Presidential Communication David Mugonyi as the new Director General of the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA).

In a letter addressed to the Head of Public Service Felix Koskei, Owallo upheld the decision of CA’s Board of Directors decision to appoint Mugonyi.

"Reference is made to the above and a letter from the Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service (Ref: SH/GM/22) dated 19th December 2023 (endorsed) conveying approval for the appointment of Mr David Mugonyi as the Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya," Owalo said.

"You may now proceed and take appropriate action to formalize the appointment."

He will be taking over from Ezra Chiloba who resigned from office in October 2023 after serving for two years.

Mugonyi has a Master’s Degree in International Journalism from City University in the United Kingdom.

He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Education at the University of Nairobi and has a Diploma in Mass Communication from the same institution.

During former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tenure, Mugonyi served as the deputy president’s spokesperson and communications secretary.

Before that, he served as the head of the parliamentary press unit. 

Mugonyi will hold the position for the next four years.