Anger as Mucheru re-appoints dead man to films board

Mucheru was put to task to explain the error, stirring a heated debate online.

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โ€ข Mucheru in a gazette notice reappointed Robert Kochalle to continue serving in the KFCB board for another three years

A file photo of ICT CS Joe Mucheru. /ENOS TECHE
A file photo of ICT CS Joe Mucheru. /ENOS TECHE

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.

But KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua claimed that the issue was being blown out of proportion yet it was not Mucheruโ€™s fault.

"Small issue being blown out of proportion," he said.

Here are some of the tweets;

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 โ€“ 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.