From Music Affairs to Fighting Crime Former Kamp CEO Dr. Njoroge Mbugua joins The Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Authority.

On 2nd August 2022, @ACAKenya which is the government agency in Kenya mandated to fight the trade in illegal counterfeits retweeted our congratulatory message to @mbugua_njoroge Dr. Robi Mbugua Njoroge Ph.D., MPRSK on his appointment as Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of The Anti-Counterfeit Authority.

Image of Dr. Robi Mbugua Njoroge Ph.D., MPRSK. Copyright property of The Media Council of Kenya website

The Anti-Counterfeit Authority was established under the Anti-Counterfeit Act 2008 as a State Corporation with the mandate to enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting.

Their mandate also includes driving activities to combat counterfeiting trade which is a problem in Kenya.

The Authority devises and promotes training programs to combat counterfeiting and coordinates with national, regional, or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting.

It is a state corporation within the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade, and Enterprise Development. @Trade_Kenya

Before joining The Anti-Counterfeit Authority of Kenya, Dr. Mbugua was the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Music Producers @Kampkenya.

On 26th July 2022, KAMP extended their CEO job application timeline up to 5th August 2022.

CEO Job advert by Kenya Association of Music Producers

KAMP was incorporated in 2003 and licensed in 2008 by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) to represent the rights and interests of producers of sound recordings through the collection of license fees and distribution of royalties by the Kenya Copyright Act.

KAMP is registered as a non-profit making company and the license fees collected by KAMP are distributed as royalties to members and the affiliated rights holders, as provided for in KAMP’s distribution rules.

A producer of sound recordings in the Kenya music industry holds the business and creative control over the production of track-or entire works, therefore, owning full rights of the sound recordings.

Those who play recorded music in public such as television and radio broadcasters, events, shops, pubs, bars, public service vehicles, DJs, salons, restaurants, shopping malls, etc. are legally required to get a KAMP license.

According to the Media Council of Kenya website, Dr. Mbugua is an independent Member of the Council – Media Council of Kenya.

 The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Council Act, for purposes of the setting media standards and ensuring compliance with standards as set out in Article 34(5) of the Constitution of Kenya.

Before joining KAMP, Dr. Mbugua served as Head of Communication at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) @ICPAK_Kenya was established in 1978.

The Institute is a member of the Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global umbrella body for the accountancy profession @IFAC.

He has previously served as Corporate Communications Manager @AthiWaterWorks Athi Water Works Development Agency a State Corporation under the Ministry of Water and Sanitation covering Nairobi, Kiambu, and Murang’a Counties.

At one point he was the Corporate Affairs Manager at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

KBC is a state corporation established by an Act of parliament to provide independent and impartial broadcasting services of information, education, and entertainment in English and Kiswahili and such other Kenyan languages.  @kbcenglish @RadioTaifaFM @KBCChannel1

Once upon a time, @TSC_KE Dr. Njoroge was an English and Literature teacher employed by the Teachers Service Commission.

Between 2009 and 2011 Dr. Njoroge served as a Board member of the National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC).

He has also served as the Vice-President of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK). PRSK is the umbrella body for all PR Practitioners and Communications Specialists in Kenya. @prskkenya

At the Media Council of Kenya Board, Dr. Njoroge serves on the Regulatory and Audit Committees. 

Dr. Njoroge holds a Ph.D. from Kenyatta University @KenyattaUni, an MA (Communication Studies) from the University of Nairobi @uonbi, a Master in Intellectual Property (MIP) from Africa University Mutare-Zimbabwe; a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Mount Kenya University @MtKenyaUniversi and a Bachelor Degree in Education (B.Ed) from Egerton University. @egertonunikenya

Congratulations are in order. The team at The Music Advocate Africa wishes Dr. Njoroge success in his new role.

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