, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23- Francis Wangusi has been re-appointed the Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for a four-year term effective August 22, 2015.
Wangusi has been the Director General of authority since 2012, after serving in an acting capacity for a year.
“Wangusi who is the current Director General of the Authority, emerged the best in an interview conducted by the board and which attracted a total of 29 applicants out of whom six were shortlisted for the final interview,” CA Chairman Ngene Gituku said on Tuesday.
“The new recruitment for the position was necessitated by the Kenya Information Communication Act that required the post to be filled competitively. The Communications Authority board advertised for the position in April and re-advertised in May 2015,” Gituku said.
Before being appointed as Director General in 2012, Wangusi had previously served as the Director in the Departments of Broadcasting and Licensing Compliance and Standards respectively in the organisation.
Prior to joining the authority he had worked as a senior lecturer in the Department of Telecommunications Engineering at the Multimedia University College of Kenya.
In the recent times Wangusi has been in the limelight following the digital migration process which saw him clash with media houses who protested the move.
The authority’s board says he “has been credited for spearheading Kenya’s switchover from analogue to digital migration platform.”
According to the Act, Wangusi whose term was to expire in August this year was eligible for re-appointment. His new term will expire on August 21, 2018.