Friday, October 18, 2019- The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, has defended ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, over the shocking reappointment of a dead person to the film board.
Mucheru shocked Kenyans when he reappointed the late Robert Kochalle to serve a further 3-year term as KFCB member on Thursday in a Kenya gazette notice.
Kochalle died in May 2018 at the Aga Khan Hospital, according to an obituary which was placed by the Board in a local daily.
“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.