Esther is a freelance Editor and Media Consultant.
A principled, creative and innovative team player with strong people, administrative and
communication skills, she is an authority in Kenya’s Media scene.
Esther made history as the first woman in Kenya to manage a mainstream newspaper, when
she became the Managing Editor of the Sunday Standard. Then, she worked at the Standard
She was the founding Executive Director of the Media Council of Kenya and was a Senior
Lecturer at Tangaza College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and the Kenya
Esther has worked in the mainstream Media, in media regulation, in media development NGOs
and in media training institutions at various levels. She has experience in corporate
communications and served as Senior Corporate Communications Officer with Kenya Wildlife
She has gained invaluable experience working with both internal and external audiences much
of it gained at Friedrich Ebert Foundation and at the Media Council where such audiences
included Government, civil society and the media.
Esther began her tertiary studies at Makerere University, Kampala and has a BA in Literature
from the University of Nairobi. I have trained in Journalism with the Johnson Foundation, the
Commonwealth Press Institute, both of the United Kingdom, and the International Centre for
Foreign Journalists, New Jersey, USA. She has also completed a course in Sage Philosophy at
the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies, Tangaza College and has a Post Graduate Diploma in
Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi.