- The incumbent CA director-general Ezra Chiloba led mourners in eulogizing the late Wangusi as a dedicated ICT expert who transformed the world.
- Speaking at the funeral service, Chiloba said that the country has lost an international leader who was at the forefront of improving the ICT space both in Africa and Internationally.
Emotions were high at the funeral service of former director general of Communications of Kenya (CA) Engineer Francis Wangusi who was laid to rest at his Kibabii home on Saturday.
The incumbent CA director-general Ezra Chiloba led mourners in eulogizing the late Wangusi as a dedicated ICT expert who transformed the world.
Speaking at the funeral service, Chiloba said that the country has lost an international leader who was at the forefront of improving the ICT space both in Africa and Internationally.
Chiloba said that he and the late Wangusi have faced a lot of challenges while in their duties s as IEBC CEO and CA director general during the 2017 general elections.
“During general elections, we face a lot of pressure from the political class, but with the guidance of my friend Wangusi we were able to overcome it,” he said, adding that everybody fought for his survival.
The CA boss noted that in Wangusi’s capacity as the director general, he played pertinent roles that positively impacted the communication landscape.
He said he set up the migration committee for digital terrestrial television in Kenya, established and implemented the cyber security department at the Communication authority and championed for election as the head of the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) in 2018.
“Those that worked with Francis Wangusi can attest to the fact that he displayed a high level of commitment and excellence and had a fighting spirit that would not ground him,” he said.
Kibabii University vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo said that the education sector has greatly lost the education icon who worked tirelessly to ensure that the ICT department at the University is up and running.
“Both Kibabii boys and Kibabii University received support from the late Wangusi, at the University section we received computers at the subsidized prize courtesy of Wangusi,” Odeo said.
Odeo, however, said that Wangusi helped the University set up a forensic laboratory to help in investigations.
His wife Agnes Wangusi said that the late Wangusi was a strong pillar who supported his entire family, adding that he worked tirelessly day and night just to ensure that the family was comfortable and had the necessities of life.