Mr. Christopher Wambua is the Acting CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) - the regulatory agency for the Film and Broadcast Content. He was appointed to the position in August 2021.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Director in charge of Consumer and Public Affairs at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). In this role, he was responsible for overseeing corporate communications, consumer protection, stakeholder management, and international relations functions at the ICT sector regulator. He had earlier worked at the CA’s Multi Media Services Department as the Assistant Director in charge of Content Regulation and Innovation. Mr. Wambua has spent most of his working life at CA, having joined the organisation in 2000 as an Assistant PR Manager.
Before joining CA, he worked at the Tea Board of Kenya and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology as a Public Relations Officer.
Mr. Wambua holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and a post-graduate diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi. He holds another post-graduate diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a first degree in Education from Kenyatta University.
Mr. Wambua has over the years taken many short courses, including the University of Oxford’s Executive Leadership Programme.
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.
She provides strategic advisory on HR matters to the top leadership and management while ensuring progressive HR Policies, processes and structures are in place to guide daily operations and ensure quality decision-making.
She also ensures efficiency and effectiveness in staff performance by providing proactive HR practices conducive to motivating staff and ensuring the presence of an enabling work environment to achieve high performance and productivity.
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.