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Acting KFCB CEO Christopher Wambua Profile, Education And Career

By Stephen Kimani

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has been synonymous with the combative Dr. Ezekiel Mutua. His exit from the KFCB has come as a shocker to many including himself. He took to social media platforms to rubbish reports that he had been shown the door. His tweet read:

“My attention has been drawn to reports on social media to the effect that I have been fired as CEO of KFCB. PLEASE IGNORE such malicious rumours. I am not aware of such developments and there can be no grain of truth in them as there’s no vacancy in the office of the CEO KFCB..”

A day later (06/08/2021), it was indeed confirmed that he was kicked out of his powerful office and his place taken by Christopher Wambua in an acting capacity. Here is what this writer has gathered about the new CEO. 

Education

According to his LinkedIn account, Christopher was a student at Kenyatta University between 1988-1991. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and literature. Two years later he joined the University of Nairobi for a postgraduate diploma in mass communication graduating in 1995. He enrolled for Masters of Arts in International Studies between 1995-97.

In 2011-2012 he joined the Chartered Institute of PR for aPostgraduate Diploma in Public Relations. 

Career path

Christopher Wambua worked as a public relations officer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for 2 years and 3 months. His roles included but not limited to coordinating internal and external communications, event management and advertising. 

He was to late join the Kenya Tea Board in the same capacity where he only worked for six months. 

In 2000 he joined the Communications Authority where he rose from a Public Relations Officer to the Director Of Communications And Public Affairs. 

On 6/8/2021, he was appointed new acting CEO of KFCB after the unceremonious removal of Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.