The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has appointed Christopher Wambua as its acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Dr Ezekiel Mutua, with effect from Friday, August 6, 2021.
The acting Chief Manager of Corporate Services Paskal Opiyo informed staff of the new appointment in an internal memo today.
“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.
The appointment follows an investigation into CEO Ezekiel Mutua by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over alleged payment of irregular salaries and allowances.
Yesterday, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior posted on his Twitter handle that Dr Mutua had been fired unlawfully by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru. However, Mutua denied those claims saying the information was malicious.
“My attention has been drawn to reports on social media to the effect that I have been fired as CEO of KFCB. Please ignore such malicious rumours. I am not aware of such developments and there can be no grain of truth in them as there’s no vacancy in the office of the CEO KFCB,” Mutua tweeted.
The State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) addressed CS Mucheru in a letter revealing that Dr Mutua was planning to extend his term in office before his second term expires on October 25, 2021.
Dr Mutua has been steering KFCB operations since 2015.