Retired Colonel Cyrus Oguna has been appointed to serve as the government of Kenya spokesperson.
Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, has appointed Retired Colonel Cyrus Odhiambo Oguna as government spokesman.
The new a career military officer (Colonel Oguna) was appointed to take over from Mr Eric Kiraithe who has been serving in the position since August 2018.
Before his appointment, Oguna served as joint national and resource mapping project spokesman.
Between 2014 and 2017, he served as Defense Advisor/ Attache at Kenya's High Commission in the United Republic of Tanzania.
Oguna is more known for his role In-charge of Kenya Defense Forces Public Affairs Office and Spokesman for KDF at the onset of Operation Linda Nchi, a position he held for three years, between 2011 - 2013.
Oguna came into the limelight when the KDF entered Somalia in 2011.
Retired Colonel Cyrus Oguna is a career military officer who has held various positions relating to the management of personnel, operations, training and communications with KDF and the government.
Prior to this, Oguna headed KDF's Intelligence Training School.
He holds a Master of Arts degree, from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a second Masters degree in International Studies from the same institution.
He is also a graduate of the prestigious National Defense College, Kenya.
During the course of his career, Oguna was awarded several medals which include Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear.
Oguna is married with two children.
In a press release signed by Mr Mucheru, Col (Rtd) Oguna takes over the position with “immediate effect.”
In more changes, Mr Mucheru also announced that the office of the government spokesperson shall be “domiciled at the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology.”
“Colonel (Rtd) Oguna shall have oversight role of all Government of Kenya communications channels under the Ministry of ICT. These include; Directorate of Information and all County and Sub-county information officers, Department of Public communication and all the officers seconded to various ministries and government agencies, National Government Communication centre and the Government media centre,” read part of the statement.