CS Mucheru Re-appoints Dead Man to Govt Board

  • ICT Joe Mucheru was on the spot for re-appointing Robert Kochalle to the Kenya Film Classification Board on October 16, 2019, despite the latter's death in 2018 Facebook
  • ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru on Wednesday, October 16, re-appointed a dead man to serve as a member of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB). 

    Through a gazette notice, the CS announced the re-appointment of Robert Kochalle, a man who died on May 28, 2018.

    The late Kochalle was re-appointed together with Gathoni Kung'u and Nereah Aluoch Okanga.

    "In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 11A (e) of the Film and Stage Plays Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology, re-appoints Gathoni Kung’u, Robert Kochalle, Nereah Alouch Okanga as members of the Kenya Film Classification Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 21st October, 2019," read the gazette notice.

    The late Robert Kochalle, who has been re-appointed to serve as a member of the film and stage act on Wednesday, October 16.
    An obituary for late Robert Kochalle published on a local daily in June 2018. 

    In June 2018, KFCB, led by CEO Ezekiel Mutua, paid their last respects to Kochalle.

    Further, in the tribute, the board thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto for the support they had offered.

    "We thank His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and Majority Leader of the National Assembly Aden Duale who stood with the family during this time of grief.

    "Your financial support, presence and prayers have strengthened the family and all those who were close to the late Kochalle," part of the tribute read.

    The deceased had a successful career in the public service serving as the MP for Laisamis between 1992 and 1997. He then rose to become an assistant minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

    Robert Kochalle was reappointed to the board of the Kenya Film Classification Board on October 16, 2019, despite passing on in 2018.
    Robert Kochalle was re-appointed to the Kenya Film Classification Board on October 16, 2019, despite passing on in 2018.