Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Joe Mucheru has confirmed the replacement of Ezekiel Mutua from the powerful position of Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) Boss.
Mucheru has said that Mutua’s role as the Chief Executive Officer of the KFCB comes to an end on Friday, August 6, 2021 and appointed Communications Authority of Kenya’s (CAK) Director of Communications and External Affairs, Christopher Wambua as the new KFCB CEO.
The ICT CS also disclosed that he would release a statement to officially announce Mutua’s exit.
“I have not yet released any statement as the appointment was between the employee and the employer. I wonder why people rush to make statements on social media. If they want to politicise the appointment then I am happy to give them the freedom to do so,” Mucheru said.
The former KFCB CEO was asked to proceed on terminal leave on the expiry of his second term.
The CS distanced himself from the twitter row between Ezekiel Mutua and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior in reference to his ouster.
“I don’t have any further comments to make,” the CS stated.
Mutula was among the first to announce that Mutua had been ousted from his managerial post. However, he took a swipe at CS Mucheru claiming that the CS unlawfully removed Mutua who was lawfully appointed by the KFCB board.
“Laws are mere suggestions for this administration (Jubilee),” Mutula castigated. Dr Mutua also issued a statement refuting reports alleging that he was fired.
“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 stated.