Widow appears to get dead husband’s job after mix-up

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Kenya’s minister for information, Joe Mucheru, has revoked the reappointment of a member of the country’s film regulatory body, who has been dead for more than a year, and appears to have replaced him with his widow.

Robert Kochalle, who died in May last year, had been reappointed to serve as a member of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) for three years.

But some have expressed dissatisfaction with the replacement – Charity Kochalle.

Media reports say she is Mr Kochalle’s widow.

An obituary posted on KFCB’s Twitter account said a Charity Kochalle was his wife.

The board’s chief executive Ezekiel Mutua says the mistake may have been caused by an administrative mix-up following the transfer of the KFCB from one government ministry to another.