Capital FM News Editor Bernard Momanyi has been promoted to the position of Editorial Director following the departure of Michael Mumo.
Announcing Momanyi’s appointment, the media house’s owner, Dr Chris Kirubi said: “I have confidence that Momanyi will steer the station’s editorial department to even greater heights because he is well grounded and qualified for the job.”
Momanyi, a former Kenya Times reporter, joined Capital FM in 2005.
With 17 years experience in the industry, Momanyi holds a Master’s Degree in Development Communication from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences from Moi University.
He is credited for establishing and maintaining a strong network of sources, while upholding high professional standards.
Commenting on the appointment, Momanyi said, “I am delighted to move to the next level at a time the industry is undergoing real transformation in the Information Age.”
“I am happy to lead a young and vibrant team which resonates with the change,” he said.
Mumo, who resigned to pursue other interests, congratulated Momanyi while wishing him success.
“I am confident that Momanyi will ably steer the Capital FM Newsroom to maintain its reputation as a trusted news outlet.”
Also leaving the station is Rob Jilo who was the Online Editor.
Capital FM is undergoing a restructuring as management seeks to redefine the station’s niche amid reports it is going through lean times.
Among those who have left the Lonrho House-based station are presenters Cess Mutungi, Maqbul Mohammed and Charles Kiarie.
Business Editor Ken Macharia left in April as did business reporter and host Kennedy Kangethe.
Others who have left in the course of the last year include Web Editor and lifestyle writer/photographer Susan Wong, who resigned in January to return to her Canadian home and popular presenter Laura Walubengo, who quit in July last year.
However, former staffers Joey Muthengi and Fareed Khimani have rejoined the Kirubi-owned outfit in the past week.