President Kenyatta confirms Kanze Dena for top State House job

Ms Kanze Dena. She was confirmed as State House Spokesperson and Head of PSCU on October 12, 2018. Photo credit: Daily Nation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed Ms Kanze Dena as State House Spokesperson and Head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU).

The President’s decision was conveyed in a brief statement Friday afternoon by State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita who wished Ms Dena success and called on all stakeholders to support the new PSCU head success.

“We wish Ms. Dena success in her new role and ask all stakeholders including PSCU staff, the media and colleagues in government to accord her the support she needs to excel,” the statement read.

Ms Dena, a former broadcast journalist, takes over from Mr Manoah Esipisu who was appointed Kenya’s envoy to the United Kingdom in July.

Before her elevation to the helm of the President’s communication team, Ms Dena was the acting Spokesperson, a role she assumed for over three months ago.

Ms Dena becomes the first female State House Spokesperson and Head of PSCU in the history of Kenya.