Kenya Films and Classification Board (KFCB) has appointed new CEO to replace former boss Ezekiel Mutua who has been sent on “terminal leave”
Sources indicate that Christopher Wambua from the Communications Authority of Kenya has been appointed as the acting CEO until a replacement is found.
This comes hours after Mutua dismissed his sacking in claims made by Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr.
Through his official Twitter account, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr had alleged that the CS unlawfully fired Mutua as the CEO.
“Ezekiel Mutua unlawfully removed by CS Mucheru as CEO after being lawfully appointed by the board. Laws are mere suggestions for this administration,” Kilonzo Jnr wrote.
In a quick rejoinder, Mutua dismissed the claims as ‘malicious rumours’, adding that there is no vacancy for his position at KFCB at the moment and so he cannot be 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,” said Mutua.
Mutua joined KFCB in October 2015 and served his first term until 2018 when KFCB directors renewed his term for three more years.
More to follow..