In a surprising move, the Kenya Film and Classification Board has appointed Christopher Wambua as its new chief executive officer. The appointment comes on the heels of reports that outgoing CEO Ezekiel Mutua was fired from his position without being given proper notification or due process under government guidelines. Mr. Mutua denies these allegations through social media posts stating “the board is not aware of any vacancy for this position”; however, he also urged everyone to be patient with leadership in order to prevent further confusion over what appears to be an internal restructuring at KFCB headquarters.
“This is to inform you that Christopher Wambua has been appointed Ag. chief executive officer with effect from August 6, 2021. Kindly accord him the necessary support,” said the letter by Paskal Opiyo, acting chief manager, corporate services.
Boardroom wrangles at Kenya’s Communications Authority (KFCB) have led to the removal of long-time CEO Mutua Kilonzo. The new appointment came barely a month after it was revealed in leaked letters that Mucheru had sent him home. In his time as head, he oversaw reforms including creation of an independent regulator and implementation of fibre optic broadband infrastructure plans for major urban areas like Nairobi, Kisumu or Eldoret – part financed by World Bank loans with Kenyan government guarantees.. Meanwhile, it has emerged that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission wrote KFCB asking for documents on payment salaries and allowances which may point towards corruption within this agency leading up to its own collapse