About Solomon Irungu
Solomon Irungu N is a communication specialist with extensive experience in development communication, public relations, and diverse fields in communication and international relations. The hundreds of individuals and corporate institutions who have interacted with him say that he is simply the best. He is a specialist in packaging information in a manner that is desirable for absorption. He is capable of shaping the audience’s mindset and influencing behavior just from how he delivers information.
Solomon’s communication style is based on being both Socratic (with a high affinity of persuasive words and analytics and keen-to-detail) and Reflective (team leader, hardly offending anyone, competitive and results-oriented).
Solomon Irungu offers community service as part of his foundation. He attends and supports charity causes and crafts and proliferates information about them. He is also a co-pioneer of many charity events like Chapati Forum.
He is tech-savvy and a pro in using diverse software and equipment. He is a quick learner of new technologies and keeps abreast with upcoming trends that will assist him and those around him to be globally competitive.
Education and Certifications
Solomon is a believer that the moment one stops learning is the time they stop living. He thus spends part of his time exploring new topics to build on his expertise. He is a qualified international communicator with a masters in International Studies from the University of Nairobi that solidifies his Bachelors in Journalism and Media Studies from the same institution, a Diploma in Graphics Design from Graffins College, Nairobi, a KNEC Diploma in Information Technology from Zetech University.
He has also attended a Business Lab – Trainer of Trainers by UN-HABITAT & MASHAV Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, a course on Training of Trainers by Hand in Hand Eastern Africa and studied levels one and two of Bible Correspondence courses from Lamp and Light of Kenya among other training and workshops.
As a youngster and a freshman at the University of Nairobi, while studying Bachelors in Journalism and Media Studies, Solomon became quite concerned by the misinformation and lack of information that locals in his home area were facing. Through the support of his friends, he introduced a local newspaper called The Insight, more of a village newsletter, which passed information to over 30,000 people who came across the paper that had a circulation of 12,000 copies. Locals were sending in bizarre and historical articles to Solomon while his friends wrote about Ruiru’s daily beat. Solomon would multitask as the editor, printer, and distributor.
Solomon studied in Ituru High School, Kiambu County. Through the help of his teachers, he worked on his holistic development by building on his education and co-curriculum skills. At one point, he was the best in Chemistry in the entire division in the GADMASA exams. At another point, he won one term worth of school fees for developing a logo for Gatundu Water and Sewerage Company. He has also gone to the national level with his science congress projects.
He went to a local primary school called Githunguri Ranching Primary School, a place where they used to shift cattle in the morning to provide room for education. He beat all odds and today he visits the school and several others to offer mentorship to pupils.