Nairobi — Deputy President William Ruto's presidential campaign has named former Citizen Television talk show host Hussein Mohamed the Head of Communications.
Mohamed who hosted senior government officials and top-ranking politicians, including Ruto, on his News Night show will manage media relations for Ruto's campaign in the period leading to the August 9 presidential election.
Ruto unveiled the acclaimed talk show host on Monday briefly after chairing a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Parliamentary Group meeting.
In 2019 Mohamed was awarded the 'Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear, MBS, by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his distinguished service to the nation in his capacity as a journalist.
He quit Citizen TV in October 2019 after 10 years at the SK Macharia-owned media house.
Mohamed later moved into consultancy and was part of a new project funded by the US government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Some of the notable politicians interviewed by Mohamed include President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.