Dr. Ezekiel Mutua is CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board.
Before his appointment to the position in 2015, he was Secretary of Information at the Ministry of ICT.
He previously headed the Directorate of Information and Public Communications in the same ministry.
Dr. Mutua honed his career at the Nation Media Group, where he joined as a cub reporter and steadily rose to hold senior editorial positions.
He was to later lead the Kenya Union of Journalists as Secretary General after being elected by union members countrywide.
Dr. Mutua studied Sociology and Linguistics at Kenyatta University, and later earned a Masters degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nairobi; a PhD in Communication Studies from Moi University, and an Honorary Doctorate degree in Public Administration from the Commonwealth University.
He has sat on the boards of various State corporations, including the Brand Kenya Board, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Media Council of Kenya, and the Vision 2030 Secretariat.
Dr. Mutua, a married father of two, believes that young people hold the key to a stable and progressive society if they learned, embraced and practiced upright morals and positive values.
Advises the CEO, board of directors, committees of the board, management and other stakeholders on financial and accounting matters.
He also provides strategic direction and oversight on the formulation, interpretation and implementation of financial regulations, procedures and policies to enhance internal controls.
Additionally, the manager is responsible for supervising, training, mentoring and coaching departmental staff.
Responsible for ensuring that the creation, broadcasting, distribution, exhibition and possession of film and broadcast content complies with the provisions of the Films and Stage plays Act Cap 222, as well as the Kenya Information and Communication Act.
The manager liaises with professional groups and other stakeholders on matters concerning film and broadcast content regulation.
Responsible for initiating, designing, developing, reviewing, and implementing the Communication Strategy to uphold a positive corporate image.
She also coordinates public functions and events to promote and publicize corporate activities.
The manager handles customer feedback, including compliments, suggestions, and complaints.
Reviews and appraises organisational efficiencies and controls, including financial, operational and internal control systems and procedures.
This role reports functionally to the board of directors and administratively to the CEO.
Coordinates the preparation of the annual Ministerial Public Expenditure Review (MPER) and the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
He collects, collates, processes and interprets statistical data for decision-making.
The manager coordinates the appraisal of development projects, and oversees preparation of progress reports on performance contracting.
Provides oversight to achieve efficiency in the supply chain function.
This role entails planning, sourcing, and monitoring of the procurement process.
The manager plans and drives initiatives that enhance attainment of strategic goals and objectives.
Provides legal services to ensure appropriate interpretation of the legal safeguards and rights, including patents, copyrights and trademarks.
She offers legal counsel and guidance on all aspects of governance, regulation and compliance.
The manager gives opinions and legal interpretations on various matters relating to the implications of relevant statutory instruments.
She is the custodian of corporate interests in regard to intellectual property rights and indemnity. The manager is secretary to the board of directors.
Plans and operationalizes systems to support the sustenance of an infrastructure that streamlines content regulation and classification.
This role is also responsible for the planning and implementation of special projects, quality assurance, and process evaluation.