Richard Alden

Richard Alden freed after Kenyan prosecutors drop charges

Former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden has been freed after Kenyan authorities dropped a murder charge against him. Alden, who had been charged with the murder of Grace Wangechi Kinjanjui, was freed after the authorities accepted that Kinjanjui accidentally killed herself while helping to clear out the Alden family home in a Nairobi suburb in June […]

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 in September. 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 East African pay TV provider Wananchi Group 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 […]

Richard Alden granted bail

Former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden has been granted bail for KES2 million (€17,400) by a Kenyan court. Alden, who served as CEO 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 an […]

Former Wananchi CEO charged with murder

Former Wananchi Group and Ono CEO Richard Alden was formally 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 a woman, Grace Wangechi Kinyanjui, was shot at his home in a suburb of Nairobi. […]

Former Ono, Wananchi CEO 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 was reportedly in a relationship, was shot at his home in a suburb […]

Spanish cable operator Euskaltel’s CEO replaced

Fernando Ojeda, the CEO of Spanish Basque Country cable operator Euskaltel, which also owns Galician operator R, has resigned, and the company’s board has appointed former Microsoft executive Francisco Arteche in his place. Ojeda’s departure has been accompanied by significant changes in the make-up of the company’s board, with independent directors Richard Alden and Bridget […]

Wananchi Group appoints new CEO

The Wananchi Group has appointed former VimpelCom executive Santiago Benedit as its new CEO, following the end of the contract term of Richard Alden. Benedit joins from Vimpelcom Group-owned Orascom Telecom Algeria (DJEZZY), where he was chief financial officer. Prior to that, he was CFO for Avanzit/ Ezentis Group, a global technology and infrastructure company with […]

Wananchi Group appoints new CEO

Wananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new CEO, 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 role […]