Ezekiel Mutua denies allegations of being fired
Ezekiel Mutua denies allegations of being fired.
Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board, has disputed allegations that he has been fired.
In a Twitter statement, he claimed that he was unaware of any such development and that the reports could not be genuine.
He went on to warn that the social media claims should only be viewed as rumors and that Kenyans should disregard them.
“I am not aware of such events,” Mutua remarked on Thursday night, “and there can be no grain of truth in them because there is no vacancy in the office of the CEO of KFCB.”
His statement came after Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr stated Mutua had been fired from the Board of Directors in a tweet.
Mutula stated that Information, Communication and Technology CS Joe Mucheru had fired the KFCB CEO illegally.
Ezekiel Mutua unlawfully removed by CS Mucheru as CEO after being lawfully appointed by the Board. Laws are mere suggestions for this administration, Mutula said.
There were speculations that the sacking might have been due to irregular payments made to Ezekiel which has led the EACC to launch investigations into the matter. He is under probe for alleged payment of irregular salaries and allowances to his account and that of a board member ,Mrs Gathoni Kungu.
There were claims too that the termination of the KFCB boss was also due to his recent negative comments towards artists such as Eric Omondi ,a comedian and Mulamwah, also another comedian. Rapper Khaligraph Jones among others last week joined Omondi in asking for Ezekiel to resign. This rumors have led to celebrations especially among artists who have in the past bumped heads with the CEO.
He has also been in the spotlight recently for disbursing peanut royalties to Kenyan artists .Just a week ago he claimed that Kenyan artists are poor, nobody can get two hundred thousand shillings.