Dr Mercy Korir: Journalist Who Landed Lucrative AAR Position Hours After Resigning From KTN

Former KTN News Health and Science editor, Dr Mercy Korir landed a new job after resigning from the Standard Group-owned media house.

Korir was appointed the Business Development Manager for AAR Hospital just hours after her exit from KTN News.

At AAR Hospital, she will oversee the hospital’s external communication, brand positioning and the establishment of new revenue streams.

“Specifically she will be responsible for developing strategic business development, public relations, and corporate social responsibility plans for the hospital to attract potential clients and retain existing ones,” AAR CEO Ken Muma said.

Korir left Standard Group alongside two other senior journalists; Sharon Momanyi, KTN News Features Editor and Lilian Odera the Foreign Affairs Editor.

Korir is registered by both the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council and the Media Council of Kenya.

She boasts a nine year experience; four as a practising medical doctor and five in media and health communications.

Also, Korir has previously engaged in resource mobilization boasting a two years experience.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery University from the University of Nairobi (UoN) where she also did Master of Arts in Communication Studies.

In a previous interview, Korir explained that she studied journalism in order to reach people with health information as well as raising awareness.

“I decided to study communications to reach the masses with health information, as opposed to sitting in a clinic dealing with a limited number of people. I wanted to reach a lot of people,” she said.

It is for this purpose that Korir hit the screen with two informative programs; Doctors Diary and Health Digest.

In 2020, she was named Employee of the Year at the Standard Group and got awarded The Presidential Order of Service (Uzalendo Award) the same year for her contribution as a medical journalist at the height of COVID-19.

Mawazo Institute also recognised her as one of the women scientists breaking barriers.