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Elizabeth Gitonga

PhD Candidate in Communication Studies, Moi University

Elizabeth Gitonga is a Tutorial Fellow in the department of Communication and Multimedia Journalism at Riara University. She joined Riara University in September, 2017 as an Adjunct Lecturer. Previously, she worked for Nation Media Group for over a decade in various positions – as a reporter, sub-editor and editor.
Elizabeth has also taught at St. Paul’s University. She is the author of The 5th Columnist: A legendary Journalist, a biography of veteran journalist Philip Ochieng and has also published English storybooks for children Grade 1-4 (CBC). Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and Sociology from Egerton University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi and a master’s degree from the University of Nairobi. She is currently studying for her PhD in Communication Studies at Moi University.


  • –present
    PhD in Communication Studies, Moi University