A confidential letter addressed to ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru emerged revealing plans to send the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Boss Ezekiel Mutua on early retirement.
On Friday, July 23, 2021, a letter marked as “confidential” leaked online indicating that the decision made towards the renewal of Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua’s contract for a third term, was illegal and unconstitutional.
The letter indicated that in instances where the Board is not recommending the reappointment of the incumbent CEO, then such CEO should be required to proceed on terminal leave in the last six months of tenure and the acting CEO would be appointed thereof.
“Consequently, any decision made relating to renewal of the CEO’s contract should not be executed and any such decision and the execution thereof shall have consequences borne by those responsible for the same individually and collectively,” part of the letter reads.
Details reveal that the purpose of the letter was to ensure that necessary action was taken against KFCB Board Members who attended and voted in the meeting against Government policy.
“In particular, any alternate member representing the Principal Secretaries of the National Treasury and ICT who attended and voted in the meeting against Government policy be required to explain their actions as required by circular no. OP / CAB.9 / 1A of 18th October 2019 on Alternate Directors representing Government Agencies,” the letter reads in part.
However, Mutua declined to comment on the matter saying that the letter was not addressed to him.
“I really do not have a comment at the moment because I do not have all the facts and the letter is not addressed to me,” Mutua stated.