Esther Wanjugu Kamweru, OGW


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 Group. 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 Methodist University. 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 Service (KWS). 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.