President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed former Citizen Tv news anchor Kanze Dena as the official Statehouse spokesperson.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed Kanze Dena as State House Spokesperson and Head of the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit,” Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita announced.
Kanze Dena, who will also serve as the Head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), has been serving in an acting capacity in the same position for the last months following her appointment in June.
The bubbly Kanze Dena takes over from Mr. Manoah Esipisu, who was appointed Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK in July.
She becomes the first woman in the country to serve as State House Spokesperson and Head of PSCU.
“We wish Dena success in her new role and ask all stakeholders to accord her the support she needs,” Waita said.
Kanze Dena promised to work with her team and all stakeholders to deliver on her mandate.
“I will work with my team and all stakeholders across Government to ensure we deliver on our mandate as the President’s media team. I trust that with God and with the support of my superiors and the cooperation of my team, we will succeed,” she said.