Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) CEO Ezra Chiloba has once again landed a top government job.
Chiloba was on Tuesday, September 28, appointed the Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya for the next four years.
In a statement released by the authority’s Board chair Kembi Gitura, Chiloba’s appointment was a result of a competitive recruitment process following the retirement of the former Director-General, Francis Wangusi.
“The Board of the Communication Authority of Kenya wishes to announce the appointment of Ezra Chiloba Simiyu to the position of Director-General of the Authority for a renewable period of four years,
“Chiloba is a policy consultant and principal partner with Chil and Kemp consultancy and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya,” CA said in a statement.
Chiloba was ousted from the electoral agency in 2018 after he was found culpable of accusations arising from an internal audit report on major procurement during the 2017 polls.
While defending his suspension, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the move was reached after the commission undertook a comprehensive audit of all the major procurements relating to the 2017 General Election and repeat poll, which was held on October 26.
Chiloba, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya protested his suspension from the poll agency and moved to court to challenge Wafula’s decision where the Labour Court reinstated him.
The former IEBC CEO later resigned claiming that he had personal differences with the IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati.
Chiloba holds an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts degree from Central European University in Hungary, and a Master of Science degree in Program Management from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.