The government has announced the appointment of Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna, he will be replacing the current Spokesman Eric Kiraithe.

Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna is a career military man and has held various positions relating to management of personel, operations, training and communications within the Kenya Defence Forces and the government. He was the Spokesman for KDF at the onset of Operation Linda Nchi a position he held from 2011 to 2013.

Colonel (Rtd) Oguna holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a second Masters degree on International Studies from the same institution. He is also a graduate of the National Defense College Kenya.

He will be domiciled at the Ministry of Information, Comunications and Technology where he will have an oversight role of all the government communications channels under the ministry. These include, Directorate of Information and all county and sub county information officers, Department of Public Information, National Government Communication Centre and the Government Media centre. He will also have a content oversight role over the government news gathering and dissemination channels – KNA and MyGov.