Dr. Mutua’s appointment follows rigorous competitive interviews in which he emerged as the top candidate among the candidates who were interviewed for the position. He brings to MCSK a great wealth of experience in leadership, media, and communications, having served in various top leadership positions, both in the public and private sectors.
Mutua’s tenure had begun officially on 25 March, according to a statement issued on March 28, MCSK board chairman Lazarus Muli said.
“We, as Members of the MCSK Board, warmly welcomes Dr. Mutua at the helm of our Society’s leadership, congratulate him on his appointment, and wish him well as he begins his tour of duty with us. We have the faith that his passion for excellence, as attested by his exemplary performance in the previous positions he has held, will help us to steer the MCSK to the next level. We appeal to all our local and international stakeholders to accord Dr. Mutua the necessary support and goodwill in the execution of his duties.”
MCSK board chairman Lazarus Muli said.
Dr. Mutua is a consummate media professional with an immense passion for leadership, communication and opinion driving, in both private and public sectors. In the course of his career, he has risen through the ranks from Trainee Reporter (1994) to Sub-Editor (1998) at the Nation Media Group, Secretary-General of Kenya Union of Journalists (2001-2007), Director of Information & Public Communications (2007-2011), Information Secretary (2011-2015) and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Classification Board (2015-2021).
Dr. Mutua has served on several boards of State Corporations in Kenya, including the Kenya Copyright Board, the Media Council of Kenya, the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, the Brand Kenya Board and the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). He chaired the Board of KOPIKEN – the Reproduction Rights Society of Kenya – between 2005 and 2007, and was until October last year the Vice-President of the South Africa-based African Content Regulation Harmonization Standard Setting Committee.
In December 2010, Dr. Mutua was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) by President Mwai Kibaki for his outstanding role in streamlining Government Communications during his tenure as Director of Information and Public Communications.
Dr. Mutua holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Moi University, a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nairobi and a BA in Sociology and Linguistics from Kenyatta University.