The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has suspended Director General Ezra Chiloba and appointed Christopher Wambua in acting position.
In an internal memo seen by Kenyans.co.ke, CA Chairperson Mary Mungai announced the suspension of Chiloba followed a board meeting on Monday.
However, Mungai did not provide reasons for the suspension of Chiloba, who also served as chief executive officer Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in the run-up to the 2017 elections.
"Following a meeting of the Authority's Board held on September 18. resulting in the suspension of the Director General, I am pleased to inform all staff of the appointment of Christopher Wambua as a Director General in Acting Capacity effective today till further notice," read part of the statement.
Prior to his appointment Wambua served as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Authority.
He has served in various positions at CA since he joined in July 2000. Wambua started off as an Assistant Public Relations Manager.
Wambua holds a Bachelors Degree in Education, History and Literature from Kenyatta University, Masters of Art in International Studies from University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Public Relations from Chartered Institute of PR and a Diploma in Mass Communication from University of Nairobi.
Before joining the Authority, Wambua worked as a Public Relations Officer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) between 1997-1999 and at the Tea Board of Kenya for the first six months of 2000.
Additionally, Wambua has also served as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya Films and Copyright Board (KFCB).
He took over the role after his predecessor Ezekiel Mutua was sent on terminal leave in 2021.
Meanwhile Chiloba was appointed in 2021 taking over from Francis Wangusi who retired.
Following his appointment, Chiloba was to serve for four years with the possibility of renewal.