Former IEBC boss Ezra Chiloba has formally assumed his new role as the Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), replacing the authority’s former boss Francis Wangusi who’s contract expired in 2019. Wangusi was replaced by Mercy Wanjau – a commercial lawyer, regulatory and governance expert – and the CA’s Director of Legal Services, in an acting capacity.
On September 28, 2021, the CA board announced the appointment of Mr Chiloba to the position of the Director General of the Authority for a renewable period of 4 years, adding that the appointment had followed a competitive recruitment process to fill the position left vacant with the retirement of the former Director General Francis Wangusi.
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Mr Chiloba is a policy consultant and Principal Partner at Chil & Kemp Strategies consultancy and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is the immediate former CEO at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Chiloba is a holder of a Law degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree from the Central European University in Hungary. He also acquired a Master of Science degree in programmes management from the University of Oxford. The lawyer also holds a certificate in blockchain strategy programme from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He has is also trained in corporate governance, projects management, and monitoring and evaluation. He holds further twining in Corporate Governance. Pmjects Management, Collaborative Leadership and in Mooitofing and Evaluation
He previously worked as a Team Leader and Deputy Chief of Party with Development Alternative Inc as well as a Projects Analyst in change of governance, electoraI systems and processes with the UNDP in Nairobi.
As a fresh graduate in Law, Chiloba started his career as Program Officer with the Center for Minority Rights and Development and later joined South Consulting as a Research and Coordination Officer.
Established in 1998, the CA has the mandate to regulate communication services in Kenya including retail and wholesale tariffs of communications services; license services in the communication industry including telecoms, postal, courier and broadcasting; manage frequency spectrum and facilitate development of e-commerce.