Ngene Gituku Biography
Mr. Ngene Gituku is the Kenyan Chairman of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Board of Directors. He was reappointed in March 2018 for another term of three years. He served as CA chairman from 2014 to 2017, prior to which he was the Chairman of the defunct Communications Commission of Kenya (now CA) for a period of one and a half years.
Ngene Gituku Age
Gituku is a Kenyan born citizen but his information about the exact date of birth is not yet confirmed.
Ngene Gituku Education
Ngene attended and graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Meteorology and a Diploma in Marketing.
Ngene Gituku Wife | Children
Gituku keeps his personal life private, he has not yet updated his wife or family information on social media.
Ngene Gituku Career
He started his career in information technology at NCR Kenya Ltd, a multinational computer company, and soon after joined the local media industry where he served in various capacities.
He joined the Nation Media Group in 1980 as a Marketing Assistant and rose through the ranks to the position of Assistant Advertising Manager in 1985. In 1987, Mr. Gituku joined the Standard Group of Newspapers as the Group Circulation Manager. In this position, he was in charge of the distribution and general marketing of all the Standard Group ‘products’, including local and overseas newspapers, and magazines.
In 1991, he left the Standard Group to start his own business. In the public sector, Mr. Gituku has in the past served as a director on the board of the Kenya Pipeline Company and the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. He is a businessman with interests in real estate development, construction, distribution, transportation, and supplies.
In terms of public service, Mr. Gituku was decorated with Head of State Commendation (HSC) in 1998 by the former president Daniel Arap Moi and more recently in 2018, he was awarded the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) by His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Communications Authority Appoints New Acting Director-General
The Communications Authority has appointed Mercy Wanjau as the Acting Director-General, to replace Francis Wangusi whose second and final term in office.
Mercy Wanjau appointed interim Communication Authority Director-General
The Communications Authority (CA) has appointed Mercy Wanjau as interim Director-General to replace Francis Wangusi who is ending his second and final term in office today.
Mercy Wanjau is board secretary and is the head legal officer for the authority.
On Thursday, the Communications Authority of Kenya Chairman Ngene Gituku said Mercy Wanjau will coordinate the duties relating to the Director General’s office in acting capacity pending the appointment of a Director-General.
CA is a crucial and strategic parastatal charged with the job of regulating the ICT industry, licensing and regulating telecommunications, Postal and Courier as well as Broadcasting Services.
The Authority is also responsible for managing the country’s Frequency Spectrum and Numbering Resources and facilitating the development of e-commerce.
Mr Wangusi was appointed to the Director-General position in August 21 2012, after serving in an acting capacity for a year. Prior to his appointment as the Director-General, he was the Director, Multi-Media Services Department, at the authority.
He holds a Master’s degree in Space Sciences with specialization in Satellite Communications from the International Space University, France.
He also holds a BSc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy, and a Charted Engineer Part II Certificate from the Institute of Electronics Engineering, UK.
He is also a holder of Global Executive Masters degree in Business Administration (GEMBA) from the United States International University (USIU-A).
The leadership wrangles at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) took a new twist mid this month after the court allowed outgoing Director-General Francis Wangusi to stay past his term.
The Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) filed an application at the Labour Relations Court challenging the replacement of Wangusi on the basis that the board is not properly constituted.
The court set the hearing date of the case for August 27. In May, activist Okiya Omtata filed a case challenging ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru’s move to appoint the new board of directors, arguing that the process was flawed.