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Communications Authority Appoints Mercy Wanjau as Acting DG

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Communications Authority of Kenya, the telecoms regulatory body, has appointed Mercy Wanjau as Acting Director-General effective today as Francis Wangusi’s second term comes to an end.

Ms. Wanjau is the Director, Legal Services at CA and is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (LLB Hons), University of Cape Town (LLM) and Strathmore Business School. She is also a Certified Secretary and Professional Mediator.

Ms. Wanjau has consulted with KPMG South Africa, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Kenya and also had a stint in commercial legal practice. ‘Ms. Wanjau is a commercial lawyer, regulatory and governance expert with a collective experience of over 15 years in the sector.

”We are confident that Ms. Wanjau has what it takes to coordinate the duties relating to the Director General’s office in the interim pending the appointment of a Director-General on a substantive basis,” said Communications Authority of Kenya chairman Ngene Gituku.

”I wish to congratulate Ms. Mercy Wanjau on this appointment and to call on the industry and other stakeholders to support her in order to consolidate and sustain the gains realized in the sector,” Gituku added wishing Mr. Wangusi success in his next phase of life and in his future endeavors.

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”There is no doubt Mr. Wangusi has made a mark in the sector and will remain an important footnote in the history of the ICT industry for a long time to come,” Gituku added.

During his tenure, Mr. Wangusi deepened Digital Financial Inclusion as well as in promoting innovations in all sectors of the economy. Some of his notable achievements include the move from analogue to digital TV broadcasting.

The second and final term of Mr. Francis Wangusi, MBS, as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Communication Authority of Kenya came to an end yesterday, 21st August 2019.

“We are committed to ensuring that there is no leadership vacuum and that we deliver on our vision of ‘a digitally transformed Nation,” said Gituku. ‘This appointment has been made following extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders to ensure that CA continues discharging its regulatory mandate seamlessly,” CA chairman Ngene Gituku.


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