Former IEBC boss Ezra Chiloba appointed CA Director General

Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba has once again landed a top parastatal job.

Chiloba will head the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for a four year renewable term.

The CA board chairman Kembi Gitura announced his appointment as Director General follows a competitive recruitment process to fill the position left vacant by Francis Wangusi’s who retired in 2019.

He replaces Mercy Wanjau who previously served as Legal Secretary at the regulator. She had been holding the position in an acting capacity.

“The Board wishes to thank Mrs Mercy Wanjau, MBS who has been acting in the position of Director General of the Authority” read the statement by the board.

Gross misconduct

Chiloba was ousted from the electoral agency in 2018 after he was found culpable of accusations arising from an internal audit report on major procurement during the 2017 polls.

The search for a new DG began in earnest last year but stalled after the labour court quashed a vacancy notice for the position on the grounds that the advert had failed to meet the minimum statutory requirement in terms of qualifications for the position and process of advertisement.

The position was later to be re-advertised in May this year with new terms of qualifications requiring applicants to possess a postgraduate degree and 15 years of experience, 10 of which must be at senior managerial level.

Career summary

Mr. Chiloba holds an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts degree from Central European University in Hungary and a Master of Science degree in Program Management from University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

A post graduate diploma In law holder from the Kenya School of Law, Mr. Chiloba also holds a certificate in Blockchain strategy program from Said Business School at University of Oxford.

He holds further training in Corporate Governance, Projects Management, Collaborative Leadership and in Monitoring and Evaluation.

His appointment Tuesday takes effect immediately.



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