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BREAKING: Communications Authority Director General Ezra Chiloba suspended

Christopher Wambua has been appointed as Acting Director General.


Ezra Chiloba, the Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has been suspended. 

According to a statement by board chair Mary Mungai, Chiloba was suspended on Monday although reasons for the suspension are still not clear.

Christopher Wambua will now serve in the position in an acting capacity. 

“Following a meeting of the Authority’s Board held on 18th September 2023, resulting in the suspension of the Director General, I am pleased to inform all staff of the appointment of Mr Christopher Wambua as a Director General in Acting Capacity effective today until further notice. I trust that you will accord him the necessary support,” Mungai said in a statement.

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Chiloba was appointed to the position on 28 September 2021  for a four-year renewable term taking over from the late Francis Wangusi whose term ended in August 2019. Prior to this appointment, he served as Principal Partner at Chil & Kemp Strategies Ltd, a Strategy Management Company, where he focused on strategy and risk management, policy and regulatory analysis, and leadership and management effectiveness.

Chiloba has also previously served as the Chief Executive Officer/Commission Secretary of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) between 2015 – 2018.

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