The Standard newspaper managing editor Denis Galava has called it quits, a year after he was appointed.
Business Times learns that December 16, 2020 was his last working day, after serving notice.
He joined the group in October 2019, after staying three years without a media job since his unceremonious exit from the Nation Media Group.
Galava was dismissed from NMG where he was Managing Editor for Special Projects in 2016 after he wrote a hard-hitting article criticizing President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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.
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.