EACC launches investigations on Ezra Chiloba following his suspension from Communications Authority (CA).
The Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has launched a probe into the alleged mismanagement of funds at the Communications Authority (CA) during former Director General Ezra Chiloba’s tenure.
The commission stated in a letter dated September 28 that it is looking into claims against Chiloba of abuse of office and conflict of interest.
EACC claims that the suspected financial malpractice took place between the fiscal years 2021–2022 and 2023–2024.
“The Commission is investigating allegations of abuse of office and conflict of interest against Ezra Chiloba Simiyu, the suspended Director General, Communications Authority,” EACC said in its statement.
In order to aid the commission’s thorough investigations, the EACC also requested a number of documents from acting Communications Authority Director General Cristopher Wambua.
These include the Mortgage Loan Policy, the Mortgage Loan Book, the National Treasury Audit Report, and an authorized panel of values.
The Special Board Audit and Risk Assurance Committee meeting minutes from August 8 are also requested by EACC, as are specifics regarding all mortgage loan beneficiaries.
The request from EACC follows the suspension of Chiloba on September 18 after which Christopher Wambua was appointed as the Acting Director General.
“Following a meeting of the Authority’s Board held on September 18. resulting in the suspension of the Director General, I am pleased to inform all staff of the appointment of Christopher Wambua as a Director General in Acting Capacity effective today till further notice,” read part of the statement by CA confirming Chiloba’s suspension.
Ezra Chiloba assumed office in 2021, succeeding Francis Wangusi who retired.
Chiloba’s initial appointment was for a term of four years, with the possibility of renewal.