Mr. Mark Agutu
Director of Communication, Office of the Executive
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.
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.
MSc in Communication and Media Studies
University of Nairobi
Bachelor’s degree in English
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Alliance High School
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)
Kamale Primary School