Isaac Mwaura, a prominent political figure in Kenya, has recently assumed the role of the government spokesperson, a position bestowed upon him by President Ruto.
This appointment follows the departure of Colonel Cyrus Oguna, who, in turn, succeeded Eric Kiraithe; both men served under the Jubilee regime.
The vacancy arose when Oguna resigned seven months ago to take on the role of chief of staff for Siaya governor James Orengo.
Mwaura, armed with a bachelor’s degree in special education, a master’s degree in development studies, and another in government policy, has stepped into this significant role.
As the government spokesperson, his responsibilities are vast. He will be the voice of the government, disseminating information about government initiatives and policies.
Additionally, he will be responsible for fielding journalists’ inquiries regarding government actions, promoting government programs, and articulating official government statements.
In terms of compensation, Mwaura’s position falls under job group U, entitling him to a basic salary ranging from sh 292,765 to 576,120. Alongside this, he will receive various allowances, including a monthly house allowance of sh 100,000, an entertainment allowance of sh 100,000, an extraneous allowance of sh 100,000, and a domestic workers allowance of sh 100,000. In total, his monthly earnings will fall between sh 692,765 and sh 976,120.
Additionally, he will enjoy a 30-day leave and free medical coverage, standard for someone in his position.
To qualify for such a role, an individual must be a Kenyan citizen with a minimum of 15 years of experience in media or communication.
A bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or journalism is also a prerequisite. Furthermore, affiliation with a professional body related to these fields, such as the Media Council of Kenya, is mandatory.