Ms. Kathleen Openda

Over the past three decades, Kathleen Openda has established herself as one of Kenya’s best-known journalists and strategic communicators. A former Electronic Journalist of the Year, Kathleen distinguished herself as an anchor, reporter and editor for the Nation Media Group and KTN, and her fairness, empathy, thoroughness, and high ethical standards made her one of the country’s most trusted journalists.

Kathleen has been just as distinguished in her career as a communication professional. As a consultant, her clients have included politicians, educators and corporate executives. She also has worked for Barclays Bank; the Kenya Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission; and the United Nations, among others. Her many accolades include the Eisenhower Fellowship and the Chevening Scholarship.