New NMG Executive Editor, Daily Editions, Pamella Makotsi.

Pamela Makotsi Sittoni is set to be appointed the new Executive Editor, Daily Editions, at Nation Media Group to replace Mutuma Mathiu, who was last week elevated to the role of Group Editorial Director.

The proposed new editorial structure leaked Tuesday shows Business Daily Managing Editor Ochieng Rapuro will be moving to The East African weekly newspaper as Managing Editor to take over from Makotsi. In turn, his position at Business Daily will go to Saturday Nation Editor Ng’ang’a Mbugua.

Sources at Nation Centre told Business Today that Mutuma had been meeting various MEs for the better part of the day Tueesday, sending signals the various desks may be reorganised.

As predicted by BT, Makotsi has had an edge over the other contenders, thanks to the importance NMG places on gender and regional balancing.

She is a is a seasoned journalist who began her career at the Nation Media Group as a reporter in 1993 and worked at various levels, rising to the position of Managing Editor of The Standard in 2005.

Prior to re-joining NMG in 2012, Makotsi was a Communication Specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kenya.

She holds a degree in literature and anthropology and a post-graduate diploma in communication from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s degree in New Media, Democracy and Governance, from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Ochieng Rapuro.

Rapuro, who holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Potsdam was previously the Business Editor at the Standard before he moved to Business Daily to replace Nick Wachira, who had left for further studies.

Ng’ang’a Mbugua

Mbugua is a prolific writer who has authored several thought-provoking books, among them, Terrorists of the Aberdare, This Land is Our Land, Different Colours and Angels of the Wild. He has also contributed to three poetry anthologies and one anthology of short stories.

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A graduate of Egerton University, where he studied Literature and Philosophy, Ng’ang’a also studied editing and electronic journalism at the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin.

He also studied leadership at The Havard University Kennedy School of Business and the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications

In 2000, he won the Pan-Africa Broadcast and Heritage Award (Pabha) for his work as a journalist. And in 2010 and 2012, his two creative works won the Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize back-to-back.

Two of his novellas are recommended readings for Form Ones countrywide while two others are being studied at Moi and Machakos universities.

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