Waithaka waihenya, KBC
Former KBC Managing Director, Waithaka Waihenya. / COURTESY

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Managing Director Waithaka Waihenya has exited the company following seven years of service.

According to reports, Waihenya’s tenure ends October 31 and the MD will not be seeking an extension.

He was praised by fellow KBC staff for his ‘oustanding leadership’ which led to the growth of the company.

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“The board of directors, during its meeting held on October 5, 2017, considered the managing director’s request to leave the corporation following the expiry of his contract, and after due consideration approved the MD’s exit from the corporation with effect from the said date,” Board Director Kennedy Mbwaya said in a statement.

During Waihenya’s time at KBC he served as editor-in-chief, helped in the expansion of the national broadcaster, and oversaw its migration from analogue to digital.

Since then KBC has added seven new vernacular FM radio stations and two TV channels.

The former MD also worked as a Senior Editor at The Standard Group PLC.

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