Macharia Gaitho has sustained a weekly column for the Daily Nation, for over 20 years and also contributes to news analysis for the same paper as well as other publications in Kenya and beyond. Gaitho is a former Chairman and present Trustee of the Kenya Editors’ Guild. He was the ME for Special Projects and Chief Leader Writer for the Nation Media Group. He started his journalism career in 1986 as a staff reporter with The Weekly Review, Kenya’s pioneering weekly news magazine founded by the legendary Hillary Ng’weno. He has also worked for The Economic Review, The Analyst, and contributed a weekly column for the Sunday Standard.

He graduated in 1983 with a BA in Design from the University of Nairobi and worked briefly as a graphic designer before venturing into journalism