Francis Wangusi Biography
You are needed to assist Mr. Francis Wangusi, who was admitted to Nairobi Hospital due to low blood pressure. Please think about giving him blood. Walter Bulimu, senior pastor of the Friends Church Quakers, wrote a letter to the congregation on January 30.
Nonetheless, it remained unclear exactly what was wrong with him.
The Communication Authority was led by Wangusi from August 21, 2012, to August 31, 2019.
Before being formally named the company’s CA head, he worked in an interim position for a year.
In 2015, the CA Board decided to prolong his employment, and he held the position until 2017.
Wangusi was replaced by Mercy Wanjau, who had previously served as the Authority’s Board Secretary and Director of Legal Services.
Yet, Francis Wangusi’s resignation was particularly dramatic since he resisted leaving when Wanjau took his post.
CS and ICT Joe Mucheru and the late CA reportedly got into a fight when the latter informed the former that he was required to resign by law.
After his successor was chosen, Wangusi told a local radio station he would not be resigning.
I can only imagine how difficult it is for them to hire the most junior person after hearing the tale in the media and realizing how difficult it was to make her the department head.
Wanjau has experience working as a regulatory and governance professional with the International Telecommunications Union, PwC Kenya, and KPMG South Africa.
Francis Wangusi had finished his second and final four-year term as DG as of August 21st, 2019.
Following numerous boardroom fights and unsuccessful attempts to have him removed as the regulator’s head, he still hadn’t turned himself in four months later.
He and his boss got into a confrontation when he turned down Mucheru’s plea to aid law enforcement in their battle against cybercrime.
The argument originated from the government’s plan to use the Sh23 billion in cash that was sitting in the agency’s numerous bank accounts.
He subsequently received an involuntary leave of absence, but not before fighting back in court and reaching an out-of-court agreement with CA.
A deal permitted him to serve out the remainder of his term after California lost several court battles to have him removed from office.
In the areas of information technology, communications technology, and technology in general, Francis Wangusi has more than 20 years of experience.
He started working for the CA in 2000 as an assistant director, and in 2012, after rising through the ranks, he was given the position of ultimate supervisor.
Also, he served as a senior lecturer at the Multimedia University of Kenya, which is now known as the Kenya College for Communications Technology (KCCT), which was known by its previous name at the time.
After Wangusi’s contentious resignation from the Communications Authority of Kenya, Mercy Wanjau, who was then the director of legal services and is now the cabinet secretary, was named the director-general in an acting capacity. This resulted in boardroom tussles during his final days of employment at the Telecommunication Authority of Kenya.
Cause Of Death
On Wednesday in the Nairobi Hospital, where he had been getting care for some time before his death, Francis Wangusi passed away.
A request for blood donations was made to the general public towards to the end of January.