Former Nation editor Denis Galava has been appointed the managing editor for Standard Newspaper, three years after he was sacked from the Nation Media Group.
As Managing Editor, Daily Publication, Mr Galava will lead the output desk for daily publications.
“Working closely with the Head of News he will guide the relevant deputy editors engage with commercial and coordinate the system for tracking the work flow of the pages,” read an internal memo to staffers by Orlando Lyomu.
A seasoned media and communications expert, Mr. Galava has experience in journalism, media relations, research and advocacy. He is currently director of media & advocacy at the African Wildlife Foundation.
Galava holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University, a Master’s in Peace Studies from Coventry University, a second Master’s in African Studies from Oxford University and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The editorial criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration and touched on the issues of unemployment, economic stagnation, corruption and poor leadership.
“Mr President, these half-measures are harming the presidency and your authority as the First Citizen of Kenya besides tormenting Kenyans. Among other challenges, it creates an impression of a reluctant leader, one who enjoys the trappings of office but is not ready to get the work done,” wrote Galava.
Later, Galava sued his former employer for wrongful dismissal where he was seeking Ksh400 million in compensation.