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Former NMG editor Naim Bilal handed top KBC job

Former Nation Media Group head of TV Naim Bilal has been appointed as the managing director of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.

Mr Bilal’s appointment took effect March 20 according to a gazette notice.

KBC secretary Paul Jilani had been acting as the managing director following the exit of Waithaka Waihenya in 2017.

Mr Bilal was previously the director of information at the Ministry of Information and Technology.

Before joining the ministry, he was the director of communication at the Judiciary after having a long career at the Nation Media Group.

KBC’s management has in the past come under fire for alleged embezzlement of funds.

The state broadcaster has suffered numerous staff strikes over remuneration and working conditions.