Ababu Namwamba Appoints Official Immediately After Kindiki Fired Her

A photo of Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba
A photo of Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba
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Ababu Namwamba

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Friday appointed Lucia Nzoongo as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Film Commission.

In a Gazette Notice dated August 31, the Sports CS indicated that Nzoongo's 3-year tenure began on Friday, September 1.

"The Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, the Arts and Sports appoints Lucia Nzoongo to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Film Commission, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the September 1, 2023," read the notice in part.

In the same day's Gazette Notice, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki had revoked her appointment as a member of the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA) Board.

New Kenya Film Commission Board member Lucia Nzoongo
New Kenya Film Commission Board member Lucia Nzoongo.
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Nacada

Nzoongo's appointment was revoked on Friday, coinciding with the start of her new position at KFC. She was replaced by Hassan ole Naado.

The former NACADA board member had been appointed to the position via a presidential order in February 2023.

She was appointed alongside Former Emgwen MP Elijah Lagat, Ali Swaleh Nyamai, Ann Njeri Mathu and Fredrick Ngugi.

In her new role, Nzoongo will help oversight the commission whose mandate includes developing, promoting and marketing the film industry locally and internationally.

KFC is also mandated with coordinating and certifying persons, association and organization participating in the production of film, photography, video, stills, animation, new media and related media as well as establishing and administering a film promotion fund and incubation centres for the film industry.

While at NACADA, Nzoongo was tasked with oversighting the crucial body tasked with clamping down on drug abuse countrywide.

NACADA is also responsible for coordinating a nationwide public education and awareness campaign against alcohol, drugs, and substance abuse.

A photo of Interior CS Kithure Kindiki during a meeting with security and local administration officials in Mandera County on Thursday, July 6, 2023.
A photo of Interior CS Kithure Kindiki during a meeting with security and local administration officials in Mandera County on Thursday, July 6, 2023.
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Kithure Kindiki
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