Muthui Kariuki Biography
Muthui Kariuki was born on 26 June 1956. He is a former official government spokesman for the government of Kenya until August 2013 when the office was dissolved.
In November 2012 Muthui Kariuki was appointed to take over the office of public communications for the Government of Kenya as the second official Government’s spokesman by the president of Kenya. He replaced Dr. Alfred Mutua (currently the Governor of (Machakos County) who had held the position for 8 years before resigning to join politics..
Muthui Kariuki Education Background.
2009 – 2011: Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, Masters Degree in Media Studies, Communication
1985 – 1986: Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, Post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication
1978 – 1981: undergraduate student at Kenyatta University, Bachelor of Education, Literature, Languages and Linguistic.
Muthui Kariuki Job Experience
November 2012 – 8th August 2013: Government Spokesperson/Public Communications Secretary,Government of Kenya.
- The Office of Public Communications seeks to effectively facilitate communication between the Government of Kenya, its citizens and global audiences.
- The main thrust is the building of an efficient and proactive Government communication system through research, training and information dissemination for good governance and positive image of Kenya.
- The office co-ordinates, plans and executes Government communication while improving the existing network in the Ministries. It is also involved in marketing of Kenya.
- The Office enlightens citizens on their rights and responsibilities, at the same time encouraging them to be proud of their country.
- The Office exploits communication as a tool for development. Through use of various channels, it highlights Kenya’s positions and achievements in a continuous, open basis.
- The Office works closely with the media houses to maintain the sacred respect accorded to the press by Kenyans as a vital fourth Estate. The Government believes that freedom of expression, accountability and an open system are vital for our democratic state. This celebration of free expression and press freedom will continue to be encouraged with clear and well-defined ethical and legal standards.
Carrying out research on factors underlying negative opinion on the Government and providing appropriate strategies to address such negative opinion.
- Propagating Government policies, programmes and disseminating accurate information.
- Advising the government on best practices in dealing with the media.
- Anticipate public concerns and responding to them appropriately.
- Liaising with the media on matters touching on the Government, media and the general public.
- Liaising with ministries/departments on matters relating to dissemination of relevant information pertaining to their operations
- Editing and producing journals and other publications aimed at improving Government image.
2010 – November 2012: Media Advisor to H.E. the Vice President, Government of Kenya.
- Advising the Vice President on day to day handling of the Media.
- Managing the Vice President’s Image and ensuring that negative coverage on the Vice President is kept to the Minimum.
- Generating positive opinion pieces
- Media Liaison
1999 – November 2012: Managing Director, PR Masters Ltd.
1987 – 1999: Public Relations Manager, Kenya Breweries
- Advised top management on all Public Relation issues
- Managed Corporate Social Responsibility for the Company
- Member of Crisis Management Team.
- Wrote stories, edited and ensured the timely production of the company’s in-house magazine, Tembo Times.
- Wrote speeches for top management
- Organized and managed all corporate functions
- Managed product launches
- Organized and managed the highly acclaimed Festival of Golf and the World Famous Kenya Tusker open Golf Tournament that draws participants from the World Professional Golfers Circuit.
- Managed and Liaised with Media on behalf of the company.
1981- 1985: Teacher at Starehe Boys Center, taught English and literature
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