KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua sent on compulsory leave

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Ezekiel Mutua has been asked to take a mandatory leave until his term expires on October 25, 2021.

The Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology did not give any reason behind the new development.

Christopher Wambua from the Communications Authority of Kenya was appointed the new CEO of the acting capacity for two months.

Dr Mutua was appointed the Board's CEO in 2015 and reappointed in 2018.

On Wednesday, Senator Mutula Kilonzo broke the news on social media.

"Ezekiel Mutua unlawfully removed by CS Mucheru as CEO after being lawfully appointed by the Board. Laws are mere suggestions for this administration," he tweeted.

However, the outgoing KFCB boss denied the report term it rumours.

“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,” said Dr Mutua.

KFCB's mandate is to regulate the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution, and exhibition of films by rating them.

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