Mark Agutu is in charge of the Governor’s Press Unit and handles all matters relating to communication and media relations for His Excellency the Governor and the County Government of Kilifi Departments.

A communication specialist of long-standing and with a keen passion for the same, Mr Agutu holds a Master’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies from the School of Journalism at theUniversity of Nairobi and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Egerton University. 

He boasts of over 15 years experience in the field of media and communication, having variously served as an editor, sub-editor and reporter with Daily Nation, Kenya.

He is also a part-time lecturer in media and journalism at Moi University’s Nairobi Campus and a consultant on Strategic Communication, among others. 

As the Director of GPS, Mr Agutu is the pointman for the Governor on communication matters and the vital link between His Excellency and the media.

Mr Agutu is also the editorial head of the GPS, where he supervises publication  of the Official newsletter, booklets and documentaries that catalogue achievements of the County Government.

He ensures such publications not only meet the requisite editorial benchmarks but their content is accurate for them to serve as reliable points of reference for engagement with the public and stakeholders.

Finally, Mr Agutu doubles up as the County Government Knowledge Champion, a position that works closely with the Council of Governor’s Secretariat on matters relating to sharing of information on service delivery in the devolved unit.


1979 – 1983

MSc in Communication and Media Studies

University of Nairobi

1984 – 1987

Bachelor’s degree in English

Egerton University

1992 – 2004

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Alliance High School

2004 – 2008

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)

Kamale Primary School

Professional Skills

Crisis Management
Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Strategy Planning

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P.O. Box 519 – 80108, Kilifi, Kenya
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