Ezra Chiloba Lands New Govt Job

  • Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba
    Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba.
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  • Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba has been appointed to a state board.

    In a Gazette Notice dated Thursday, December 31, 2020, Ministry of ICT CS Joe Mucheru appointed the former IEBC CEO to the board of Youth Enterprise Development Fund for a period of three years starting December 22, 2020.

    "In exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 5 (2) (e) (i) of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund Order, 2007, the Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs appoints to be a member of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund Board, for a period of three (3) years," read the notice in part.

    Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe (left), Chairman Wafula Chebukati and former CEO Ezra Chiloba,
    Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe (left), Chairman Wafula Chebukati and former CEO Ezra Chiloba.
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    The Youth Enterprise Development Fund, a state corporation under the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, was gazetted on December 8, 2006 before it was transformed into a State Corporation on May 11, 2007.

    The fund has a strategic focus on enterprise development as a key strategy that will increase economic opportunities for, and participation by Kenyan Youth in nation-building.

    It seeks to create employment opportunities for young people through entrepreneurship and encouraging them to be job creators and not job seekers.

    The fund, therefore, provides easy and affordable financial and business development support services to youth who are keen on starting or expanding businesses.

    Chiloba retreated to farming after his unceremonious exit from the embattled IEBC in September 2018 following the contentious 2017 General Elections.

    He has lived a private life after he was shown the door with his first production of silage maize planting coming in 2019.

    He had been sent on compulsory leave before October 26, 2017 repeat presidential elections before he was issued with a termination notice a year later.

    Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba giving an address
    Former IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba giving an address.
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