• Mucheru in a gazette notice reappointed Robert Kochalle to continue serving in the KFCB board for another three years
ICT CS Joe Mucheru has been put on the spot after re-appointing a dead man to Kenya Film Classification Board.
Mucheru in a gazette notice reappointed Robert Kochalle to continue serving in the KFCB board for another three years.
Kochalle passed away on May 29, 2018, at Aga Khan Hospital and was a member of the KFCB board.
Mucheru was put to task to explain the error, stirring a heated debate online.
Kenyans have little faith .... Many are followers of that bearded who claims to resurrect the dead ..... Has the family of Mr. Kochalle disputed that their kin has resurrected? And I know my friend Dr. Ezekiel Mutua as a man of God ... Please, let’s celebrate new life! pic.twitter.com/BnTyjhZqkk— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 17, 2019
Hon Robert Kochalle passed away three years ago may his soul RIP. Yesterday the (dis)appointing authority has appointed him to the board of Kenya Film Classification Board. I think they is a problem somewhere.— Enoch Cheruiyot (@EnochCheruiyot5) October 18, 2019
Uchawi is real. Maajabu!!! pic.twitter.com/g2TP1ratUk
But KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua claimed that the issue was being blown out of proportion yet it was not Mucheru’s fault.
"Small issue being blown out of proportion," he said.
Small issue being blown out of proportion. The Board presented the notification to the Ministry for replacement and inadvertently he was reappointed. It was not CS Mucheru's mistake at all as the conversation started when KFCB was under under Ministry of Sports & Culture. pic.twitter.com/0e46d33awc— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) October 17, 2019
Here are some of the tweets;
But what do Kenyans want? They appoint old people you complain. When they appoint departed ones you still complain. Leave Robert Kochalle alone.— Daniells Wabuge (@deewinc) October 18, 2019
CS Re-appoints A Dead Man To Serve As A Board Member.— juma G. 🇰🇪 (@jumaf3) October 18, 2019
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru announced the reappointment of Mr. Robert Kochalle (who died in 2018) to serve as a member of the board of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) https://t.co/lU9yhLeTny #SokoNews pic.twitter.com/5oeXMTNFHb
This comes a day after president Uhuru Kenyatta in his second term revealed his love for retirees.
Uhuru has been appointing old men and women to help him in his final term in State House.
On Monday, former Othaya MP Mary Wambui, 69, was appointed to chair the National Employment Board – the agency responsible for tracking employment trends for a youthful Kenya.
This drew anger from a section of Kenyans who felt slighted by the hire on account of her age and expertise.