Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Odhiambo Oguna has been appointed Government Spokesman with immediate.
In a statement Tuesday, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru says Oguna’s office will be based at the Ministry of ICT in line with an Executive Order from the office of the President.
He said Oguna will have an oversight role of all government communications channels under the his Ministry.
“Colonel (Rtd) shall have oversight role of all Government of Kenya communications channels under the Ministry of ICT. These include; Directorate of Information and all County and Sub-County Information officers, Department of Public Communication and all the officers seconded to various ministries and government agencies, National Government Communication Centre (NGCC) and the Government Media Center, currently located on the 11th floor of Telposta Towers.” He stated.
He will also have content oversight role over the two government news gathering and dissemination channels – Kenya News Agency (KNA) and MyGov.
A career military officer, Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Odhlambo Oguna has held various positions relating to management of personnel, operations, training and communications within Kenya Defense Forces and the government.
Before his appointment Colonel (Rtd) Oguna served as Joint National and Resource Mapping Project Spokesman. Before this, he served as Defense Advisor/ Attache at Kenya’s High Commission in the United Republic of Tanzania between 2014 and 2017.
Colonel (Rtd) Oguna is more known for his role as the in-charge or Kenya Defense Forces Public Affairs Office and Spokesman for KDF at the onset of Operation Linda Nchi, a position he held for 3 years, between 2011- 2013.
During his time as Spokesman for KDF, Colonel (Rtd) Oguna can best be remembered for constantly keeping the country Informed on the operations of our gallant officers in capturing Kismayo. Prior to this, Colonel (Rtd) Oguna headed KDF’s Intelligence Training School.
Colonel (Rtd) Oguna holds a Master of Arts degree, from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree on international Studies from the same institution. He is also a graduate of the prestigious National Defense College, Kenya.
During the course of his career, Colonel (Rtd) Oguna was awarded several medals which Include Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).
Colonei (Rtd) Oguna is married with two children.