Long-serving Business Daily reporter Mark Okuttah has left the paper after a 10-year stint and assumed a new role at the telecoms industry regulator Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). He resigned in the course of last month and reported to his new employer this week.
Okuttah, who joined Business Daily in 2006 from Standard newspaper where he was a contributor to Sunday Standard’s ‘bizbytes’ pullout, has been covering ICT issues for the paper which is published from Monday to Friday. For sometime till his departure, he was also in charge of the DigiLife, a pullout within the Thursday edition of the paper.
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He was among the first first batch of reporters to join Business Daily from the Standard Group, with others being Nick Wachira (the paper’s founding editor) and Michael Omondi (currently a Section Editor at the Group’s only business paper).
At CA, Okuttah will assume the position left vacant following the departure of Hazel Kingori to the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI). Hazel also had a long stint at CA, working in the parastatal’s PR division for over 7 years from 2009 till her departure in early this year.
Okuttah now joins other former NMG staff who’ve opted to decamp from the Twin Towers this year. These are Wachira Kang’aru (who went back Safaricom after rejoining NMG from the telco) and Lilian Achieng’, another ICT reporter who left to join Kenya Revenue Authority.
In September 2014, there were speculations that Okuttah was set to leave the paper but this later turned out to be untrue. However, he’s finally left exactly two years later.