ICT CS Joe Mucheru has appointed Charity Kochalle to the Kenya Film Classification Board. Kochalle takes over from his late husband Robert Kochalle who died on May 2018 while a member of the KFCB board.
Mucheru in a gazette notice reappointed Robert Kochalle to continue serving in the KFCB board for another three years.Kochalle passed away on May 29, 2018, at Aga Khan Hospital and was a member of the KFCB board.
The replacement comes after uproar from Kenyans on Twitter over the name of the late Kochalle appearing on the list. KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua was however quick to correct the error, saying that the issue was too small to be blown out of proportion.
The CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Ezekiel Mutua however defended the bizarre reappointment of a dead person to the KFCB board.
“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.
But according to Mutua, that is a small issue being blown out of proportion.
“Small issue being blown out of proportion. The Board presented the notification to the Ministry for replacement and inadvertently he was reappointed. It was not CS Mucheru’s mistake at all as the conversation started when KFCB was under under Ministry of Sports & Culture,” tweeted Mutua.
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