Wangusi: The ICT ministry irritant that just won’t go away

Outgoing Communications Authority Director General, Francis Wangusi, during and exclusive interview with Nation Media Group at his home in Kanduyi, Bungoma County on August 28, 2019. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Wangusi’s official last day at the communications agency was on August 21, 2019 after a second and final term of four years as DG.
  • But four months later, the space scientist is yet to officially hand over his office following a series of board blunders and missteps at the agency.
  • Mr Wangusi has survived several attempts to kick him out of the cash-rich communications regulator.
  • He fell out with his boss, the ICT secretary Joe Mucheru, and pulled a shocker when he refused the President funds to help police fight cybercrime.
  • At stake is at least Sh23 billion sitting in various accounts of the communications regulator at a time when the government is broke.

Former police spokesperson Eric Kiraithe quietly arrived at the official residence of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) the previous week on Friday.

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