Pamella Makotsi Sittoni

Managing Editor, The EastAfrican

Membership:  Class of 2013 (Mawimbi)


As Managing Editor, Pamella shapes the coverage of the East African region and provides strategic leadership for the publication. The EastAfrican has distinguished itself for its authoritative analyses and commentaries on developments in the political, business and development sectors, giving both residents and foreigners useful insights into the region. Pamella is a seasoned journalist who began her career at the Nation Media Group as a reporter in 1993 and worked at various levels, rising to the position of Managing Editor of The Standard in 2005.

Prior to re-joining the Nation Media Group in 2012, Pamella was a Communication Specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Kenya, where she, among other things, led the agency’s engagement with Members of Parliament and was charged with mobilising the media to keep children’s and women’s issues on the national and global agenda. She has also eidited five books on philanthropy in East Africa, published with the support of the Ford Foundation. The books document the initiatives of individuals and organizations that continue to have an impact on the lives of thousands of people through their acts of giving.

Pamella holds a degree in literature and anthropology and a post-graduate diploma in communication from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Master’s degree in New Media, Democracy and Governance, from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.




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