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Francis Wangusi

By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya

Francis Wangusi is the new Communication Commission of Kenya director general.

Information Minister Samuel Poghisio has officially appointed Wangusi, who holds a Master’s degree in Space Science (Satellite Communications) from the International Space University, France, and has been acting DG since August 2011.

In May 2012, the High Court ruled the re-appointment of Charles Njoroge as director general irregular.

Poghisio had given Njoroge another term in breach of the CCK board’s recommendations that he was not suitable for another term.  According to the CCK Board, Njoroge had scored 60% in his appraisal, out of a 70% threshold.

Wangusi was selected over CCK secretary John Omo and Telkom Kenya’s legal head, Stephen Kiptinness, whose names had also been forwarded to the minister for consideration.

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