Former Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua has hinted that he could venture into the creative economy to practice what he preaches.
In a statement issued on Facebook on 13 August 2021, Mutua noted that a deep voice in him was directing him to invest in the creative economy.
“A small voice deep inside telling me to venture into the creative economy and practise what I preach – Invest in youths, create clean content, identify and nurture talent & use my experience in Government and private sector to fight piracy and promote consumption of local content,” Dr. Mutua wrote on Facebook.
Dr Mutua’s term at the helm of KFCB came to an abrupt end after was sent on terminal leave until the expiry of his term.
An internal memo dated August 6 and addressed to KFCB staff members, seen by nairobileo.co.ke, stated that Mr. Christopher Wambua would replace Dr Mutua and hold the CEO position in an acting capacity.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is also investigating Dr Mutua on claims of irregular payments made to him by KFCB, during his tenure as CEO.
“Our Commission is Investigating allegations of irregular payments of salaries and allowances to the institutions’s CEO Dr Ezekiel Mutua and a Board Member Ms Gathoni Kungu. ..Our officer Dr Mnjala and F. Abdi will be available to receive the documents and record a statement,” part of a statement by EACC read.