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CURRICULUM VITAE SOLOMON IRUNGU NGORU ADDRESS: 1290-00232, RUIRU.

CELL: 0725 961 921 E-MAIL: solomonirush@yahoo.com

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: Giving service through toil, tolerance, teamwork and integrity. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DATES (FROM – TO) JANUARY, 2013 – To date POSITION HELD Volunteer reporter and editor; THE MESSENGER OF MARY IMMACULATE CATHOLIC MAGAZINE DATES (FROM – TO) MARCH 1, 2013 -MARCH 10, 2013 POSITION HELD Elections observer and reporter; NATION MEDIA GROUP DATES (FROM – TO) JUNE-DECEMBER 2012 POSITION HELD Public Relations Officer and Office assistant; GATHII IRUNGU & CO. ADVOCATES DATES (FROM – TO) FEBRUARY-APRIL 2012 POSITION HELD Public Relations Intern; CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI (COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NAIROBI) - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT DATES MARCH 2010-TO date WORK DESCRIPTION  Producer of recorded radio magazines, dramas, features and news productions in Swahili, English and Kikuyu. 

Pioneer of the School of Journalism magazine in University of Nairobi, viewed at http://issuu.com/campusmago

Pioneer of ‘THE INSIGHT’ newspaper in Ruiru with a circulation of 12,000 copies a fortnight

Blogger and Podcaster at solomonirush.wordpress.com and solomonirush.podomatic.com

DATES JANUARY 2009-Present Various positions with different organizations including IEBC, FOCUS and, but not limited to, Municipal Councils. EDUCATION AND TRAINING 2010 – 2013 UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI COURSE and AWARD BA (JOURNALISM and MEDIA STUDIES) 2nd Class Upper Division 2010 – 2011 ZETECH COLLEGE COURSE and AWARD KNEC DIPLOMA (MODULE 1) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2009 – 2010 COMPUERA COLLEGE COURSE and AWARD CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 2006 to 2008 LAMP AND LIGHT BIBLE COLLEGE OF KENYA COURSE and AWARD LEVEL 1 AND 2 OF BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSES


SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES LANGUAGES Eloquence in English, Swahili, Kikuyu and “Sheng’”; reading and writing TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES Adept in Microsoft Suite ‘07 and other numerous computer applications Proficiency in sound, photo, and publication production A quick-to-learn-any-computer-application ability Good driver with a clean driving license and first-aid-on-road training  Expertise in computer hardware and software maintenance  Primary video editing skills and camera operation techniques

CAREER OBJECTIVE To be a committed, versatile and competent professional who can work in a highly demanding environment that requires dedication and the utilization of my proficiency, knowledge and experience for optimum realization of the organization's goals. PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY Ability to work conscientiously, passionately and with quality professionalism under minimal supervision without deviating to undesirable interests while exercising good leadership skills, tolerance and team work spirit as well as upholding my core attributes of prudence, innovation, dynamism, integrity and attention-to-detail. MAJOR VOLUNTEER WORK AND SPECIAL HONOURS DEC 2012-JAN 2013 Volunteered in organizing a vetting committee and a talk show for the Ruiru parliamentary seat aspirants and county ward representatives with the cooperation of Chege Kariuki (K24) and Roman Kariuki (Volunteer) 2011-2014 Co-pioneered and co-organizes the PEPEA initiative where all class eight and form four candidates are given examination and sanitary effects, both boys and girls, ahead of their national examinations 2009-2012 Leading Ruiru Catholic Youth in charity work in children’s home every month 2010-2013 Volunteer in the mobilizing of Rising Stars Group in Ruiru in community social work including garbage collection, tree-planting and civic education exercises 2009-2013 Working severally with IIEC and IEBC as an electoral official in voter registration and election processes SEPTEMBER 2009 Best narrator, second best in solo verse and recognized play and choral verse director in the annual youth festivals AFFILIATIONS 2011-Present Administrator-Ruiru Professional Association 2011-2013 Vice Chairman-Rising Stars Local Youth Group 2010-2012 Member – St. Francis of Assisi Ruiru Catholic Church Youth Group 2005-2008 Library prefect; Chairman-Drama club; Treasurer- Science club (High School) INTERESTS My hobbies are extensive reading, socializing, travelling, and journalistic practices like editing and writing.


LIST OF REFEREES Joseph Warungu, Lecturer UoN, Former BBC Africa Editor, And Managing Director, Africa on Air, P.O BOX 1923 – 00606, Nairobi. 0722 708 370 warunguj@yahoo.com

John G Mwangi (CPA-K), AG. Deputy Treasurer, Municipal Council of Kiambu and, Head of County Treasury, County Government of Kiambu, P.O BOX 941-00232, Ruiru. 0721 594 913 johnmwangi@gmail.com

Fr. Dominic Were, Assistant Parish Priest, St Francis Church Ruiru, P.O Box 384-00232, Ruiru. 0720 908 162

Michael gathii Irungu, LLB (Hons) Dip (KSL), Commissioner for Oaths and Notaries Public, Gathii Irungu & CO. Advocates, P.O Box 1209-00232, Ruiru. 0722 759 727 gathiiirungu@gmail.com

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The following is a list of my supporting documentation available upon your request: 1) University of Nairobi Degree – BA (Journalism and Media Studies) 2nd Class Upper 2) Four University academic transcripts 3) Module one IT diploma transcript-KNEC 4) Zetech College IT transcript 5) Compuera College certificate in Computer Studies 6) KCSE Certificate (B plain) from Ituru High School 7) High School leaving certificate 8) Lamp and Light Bible College Bible Course Certificate-Level one 9) Lamp and Light Bible College Bible Course Certificate-Level two 10) Strathmore University certificate of attendance for the 14th ICT conference 11) Africa on Air and University of Nairobi’s lecturer recommendation letter 12) City Council of Nairobi recommendation letter-Public Relations Officer 13) City Council of Nairobi marks award letter 14) St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church recommendation letter 15) Office of the President, Assistant Chief recommendation letter 16) Gathii Irungu and Co. Advocates recommendation letter 17) IEBC recommendation letter 18) A FOCUS Kenya recommendation letter 19) Municipal Council of Kiambu recommendation letter 20) St Francis of Assisi certificate of award 21) Scouts of Kenya certificate of participation 22) Glory Driving School certificate of merit in vehicle maintenance and first aid skills 23) Glory Driving School Diploma in BCE motor vehicle driving 24) National Identity Card 25) CBO membership cards


SOLOMON IRUNGU