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Kenya appoints new Comms Authority director general

By , Kenya Correspondent
Kenya , 04 Jan 2024
David Mugonyi takes over from Ezra Chiloba (pictured), who resigned in October of last year.
David Mugonyi takes over from Ezra Chiloba (pictured), who resigned in October of last year.

Eliud Owalo, Kenya's ICT cabinet secretary, has appointed David Mugonyi as director general of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA).

Mugonyi formerly worked as the Head of the Presidential Communication Service and is set to start his new job on January 15th.

"Reference is made to the above and a letter from the Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service (Ref: SH/GM/ 22) dated 19th December 2023 (enclosed) conveying approval for the appointment of David Mugonyi as the director general of the Communications Authority of Kenya," the statement said.

According to a second press release issued by CA Board Chairperson Mary Mungai, Mugonyi has over 20 years of leadership experience in the public and commercial sectors.

"Mr. Mugonyi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having amassed 23 years of distinguished service across the public service, media, and strategic communications," said Mungai.

Mugonyi succeeds Ezra Chiloba, who resigned from the office in October of last year.

Chiloba resigned only a few weeks after being suspended for alleged misuse of position and conflict of interest.

He was appointed on September 28, 2021, for a four-year renewable term, succeeding the late Francis Wangusi, whose term expired in August 2019.

CA is Kenya's ICT regulatory body, with responsibilities in telecommunications, cyber security, e-commerce, broadcasting, multimedia, and postal/courier services.

The body is also in charge of managing the country's numbering and frequency spectrum resources, as well as maintaining and administering the Universal Service Fund and protecting the rights of ICT service customers.

"We look forward to working closely with Mr. Mugonyi as the organisation continues to play a central role in shaping and regulating the communications landscape in Kenya," said the Chairperson of the Board.

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