Why Ezra Chiloba was suspended from Communication Authority


Among the listed accusations leveled against Ezra Chiloba that led to his dismissal as Director General of the Communications Authority include mismanagement of a KSH. 662M staff mortgage scheme.

Chiloba is said to have applied for and self-approved a KSH. 25M mortgage loan to facilitate the purchase of a property without subjecting the transaction details to interrogation and approval by a higher authority.

The bank account to which the Authority remitted the mortgage money was established to be Kitale Hilmost Ltd, a company that was later found to be Chiloba’s company.

In addition, he purchased a house and seven acres of land which is beyond the required one-acre limit provided by the Civil Servants Housing scheme requirement.

Further, there were also inadequate approvals of architectural plans or designs for the construction mortgage facility and auditors also found out that there were no site visits and inspection of houses mortgaged under the scheme.

The Special Board Audit and Risk Committee has therefore recommended that explicit disciplinary actions be undertaken against Chiloba for the gross abuse of the scheme administration.