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Agnes Kalekye officially takes over as new KBC MD Monday

Eight candidates were shortlisted for the position advertised on February 13, 2024

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Agnes Kalekye is the first female KBC boss

The newly appointed Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Managing Director Agnes Kalekye officially reports to work on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Kalekye, the first woman at the helm of the state-run media organisation, takes over from Paul Macharia, who has held the position in an acting capacity since December 2023 and will serve for the next three years.

Prior to the appointment, Macharia served as the Communication Economic Expert at the National Communications Secretariat which falls under the Digital Economy.

Kalekye’s appointment last Friday by Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo follows a competitive recruitment process in March 2024 in which eight candidates were interviewed.

She served as the Chairperson of the Media Owners Association and Chief Operating Officer at Radio Africa Group.

The Corporation had advertised the role on February 13, 2024.

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