David Ohito is a seasoned Kenyan multimedia journalist and media consultant with specialty and interest in digital media platforms. He is a former Digital Editor at Kenya’s Standard Media Group.
With many years of work experience spanning various roles that include Editor, writer, cameraman, facilitator on social media and a digital journalist, David Ohito graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Moi University and also holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Nairobi.
He worked as a Senior Political reporter for the Standard Media Group for 8 years from 2000 before rising to become its Digital Editor.
Currently, he is a Digital Media Consultant with the company Savvy Media Kenya Limited where he specializes in content creation and distribution, traffic optimisation, interactivity and monetisation models, Mobile publishing and content consumption.
As a consultant and commentator on media, socio-political and economic affairs, he has served as a media and political analyst for the Voice of America, BBC, Radio France International and digital media consultant producing various works for individual clients.
He is also a motivational speaker who offers various public lectures on media and newsroom experiences and challenges. He is also a strong advocate for media freedom and independence of Speech.
A former Vice chairman of Kenya Editors’ Guild and currently a council member-the professional association of editors, he has been a key defender of freedom of the media in the recent past.
Mr. Ohito is a member of the distinguished panel of Judges of the CNN-MULTICHOICE AFRICA Journalist of the Year Awards and a fellow of the Poynter Institute of Journalism in the US where he honed his skills under the Foster Davis Fellowship in Florida.
Expert in redefining and reshuffling organisational structures of the new digital corporate entities with a passion for creating engaging content for the youth.