Communication Authority reveals why Chiloba was suspended

The Communications Authority of Kenya has accused Ezra Chiloba of gross misconduct and alleged abuse of the authority’s mortgage scheme

The decision to suspend Chiloba was arrived at following a ninth special Board Audit and Risk Assurance Committee meeting where he, alongside nine others were accused of breaching their obligations under their contract of service.

Chiloba is accused of, applying for and self-approving a mortgage loan without exercising due process and 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 with no due diligence.

“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 via 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 offense in accordance with Section 41 and 42 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act,” it read.

Following his suspension Christopher Wambua has been  appointed to the position in acting capacity in an announcement made by CA Board Chair Mary Mungai.

Chiloba  was appointed to the position back in 2021

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