Richard Alden

Court date set for Richard Alden murder case

Kenya’s High Court is to hear the high-profile murder case against former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden from September 25. According to local reports, Justice Jessie Lessit fixed a hearing date for the case after Alden’s defence lawyer told the court that his client wanted the matter to be dealt with quickly. The case is coming to […]

Alden could walk free in Kenya murder case

Richard Alden, the former CEO of Wananchi TV and Spanish cable operator Ono, may not face trial for the murder of Kenyan businesswoman Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui after the victim’s family called for the case to be dropped. Alden’s trial was due to begin yesterday, but the case was adjourned after Kinyanjui’s family intervened, sending a […]

Richard Alden granted bail in murder case

Former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden has been granted bail for KES2 million (US$19,700) by a Kenyan court. Alden, who served as chief executive of the Kenya-based media group until last year and is also a former CEO of Spanish cable operator Ono, has been charged with the murder of Grace Wangeci at his home in […]

Richard Alden pleads not guilty to murder

Former Wananchi Group and Ono CEO Richard Alden was charged with murder at a court hearing on Friday. Alden pleaded not guilty and a bail application will reportedly be heard on June 16. He was arrested last week after Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui was shot at his home in a suburb of Nairobi. A spokesperson for […]

Media exec Richard Alden arrested for murder

Richard Alden, the former CEO of Spanish cable operator Ono and more recently CEO of Kenya-based free and pay TV broadcaster and channel provider Wananchi, has been arrested for murder in Kenya. Alden was arrested after Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, with whom he reportedly had a relationship, was shot at his home in a suburb of […]

Wananchi Group hires former Ono boss as CEO

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new chief exec, replacing current boss Richard Bell. Alden, who has worked as chief operating officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new […]