CEO’s Welcome Message

Mr David Omwoyo

CEO, Media Council of Kenya

This year’s Annual Media Summit will coincide with The World Press Freedom Day, which is commemorated on 3rd May every year, providing a platform for media practitioners to commemorate the anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration. It is a day to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence, and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. This year, the celebration will focus on the theme “Information as a Public Good.”

As we commemorate the World Press Freedom Day this year, the theme serves as a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information as a public good, exploring the production, distribution, and reception of content to strengthen journalism, and to advance transparency and empowerment. It recognizes the changing communications system that has affected health, human rights, democracies, and sustainable development.

By way of this message, allow me to extend our warmest welcome to you on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the Media Council of Kenya where we commit ourselves daily to building a professional, free, and independent media accountable to the public.

Our Keynote Speakers


Ms Esther Koimett, CBS

Maina Muiruri

Mr. Maina Muiruri,

Chairman, MCK


David Omwoyo,


Hon Justin Muturi,

Speaker of National Assembly

Mr. William Oketch,

Chairman, Complaints Commission

Sule AKer

Dr Sule Aker, 
President, WAPC

Topic: Media &Information Literacy as a catalyst for right to information and digital literacies

Dr. Evangeline Njoka


Mr. Wallace Gichunge


Christine Nkonge

CEO, Katiba Institute

Dr. Fridah Kanana,


Topic: Deconstructing Gender-based violence


Ms Mercy Wanjau


Cyrus Oguna

Govt Spokesperson

Dr. Ezekiel Mutua


Patience Nyange

Board Member, MCK