Njeri Rugene

Founder and Executive Director

Njeri Rugene is a Media and Communications Consultant, focusing mainly on Gender, Development and Society, a Mentor and Journalism Trainer. A long serving Print Journalist with the Nation Media Group- East and Central Africa’s largest Media House- Njeri has extensive experience in Parliamentary and Political Journalism and writing on issues affecting women and children, especially Gender and Sexual Violence. At the Nation Media Group, Njeri served as Editor on various desks, the longest being on the Parliamentary Desk, News Editor, Regional Editor as head of the Coast Bureau and as Senior Editor for Content Generation. An award winning Parliamentary and gender writer, Njeri started her journalism as an intern at NMG, in early Nineties, covering Sports before joining the Group as a Reporter on its Kiswahili Newspaper Taifa Leo. Five years later, she joined the Daily Nation Team. She left the Newsroom in March 2019 after about 25-years and founded the Woman’s Newsroom Foundation.

Njeri is the author of Women Changing The Way The World Works, a publication of the Democracy Trust Fund published in November 2018. The book profiles selected Kenya women and their positive contributions to their communities in different spheres of development and leadership. A Graduate of the University of Nairobi with BA in English Literature, Kiswahili and Sociology, Njeri holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Communication from the University’s School of Journalism. She has extensive training on Women, Leadership and Health from Kalmar University, Sweden, and from other international and local institutions such as Strathmore University where she trained on advanced leadership. A member of the Media Council of Kenya and Association of Media Women in Kenya, Njeri is also involved in mentorship of children.