Suspended –Communications Authority of Kenya CA Director General Ezra Chiloba was allegedly suspended by the board after he was linked to abuse of the authority’s mortgage scheme that amounts to millions.
Immediately, Christopher Wambua was announced as the new acting director at the authority.
A report of a ninth special Board Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (Barac) meeting held on August 8, 2023, indicates that Mr. Chiloba alongside nine others “fundamentally breached their obligations arising under the contract of service”.
Chiloba is accused of, one, applying for and self-approving a mortgage loan without exercising due process. The loan was to reportedly facilitate the purchase of a property between Chiloba and another individual.
Secondly, the suspended Director General is said to have purchased a house and acquired land of seven acres beyond the allowed one acre limit under the Civil Servants Housing Scheme requirement.
On matters regarding the loan application process, the authority says no due diligence was exercised leading to the omitting of relevant information.
“The loan application was approved by a junior staff member and there is no evidence to support that fact that the junior staff member carried out requisite due diligence and advice management including but not limited to the relationship between the seller and the buyer and the size of the property,” read the report.
In addition to that, questions were raised after it was noted that the authority remitted money to a bank account held by Chiloba under the company name Kitale Hilmost Ltd. who was also posed as the buyer.
“Further interrogation to confirm the identity of the seller vide a query through the Companies Registry revealed the sole director and shareholder of Kitale Hilmost Ltd as Ezra Chiloba Simiyu, who is also the buyer. These actions amount to an offence in accordance with Section 41 and 42 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act,” it read.
Chiloba who was at one point also suspended while serving at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC is also accused of misconduct while in office.
Work Online from home and Earn a Decent Income Email: email@example.com or WhatsApp us