GATHONI KUNGU

ACTING CHAIR | Bach. Arts Communications, Dip. Addiction counselling


Gathoni Kungu is a multi-media professional with over ten year's experience in media relations and media production. Experienced in working in all creative disciplines, she has a wide range of knowledge in digital production processes, with an in-depth understanding of both technical and creative aspects. As a an accomplished TV and Film Producer/Director, she has been instrumental in producing and directing various ground-breaking Kenyan TV shows, themed along a wide array of contemporary socio-economic issues. Most of her works have aired on mainstream TV stations. These include the Patricia Show, aired on MNET; Uongozi, aired on NTV; among others. Her wealth of experience in agency creative teams has seen her produce national and regional brands, promotional TV and Radio commercials that been aired across various media platforms. She is a great team partner, a skilled negotiator with successful records in solving complex strategic, schedule and budget issues, and managing multiple high visibility projects simultaneously. Ms. Kungu is also effective in developing relationships and stakeholder management, having acted as point of contact and representative both internally and externally in initiatives aimed at upholding organizational and corporate image, branding and communication activities. She is a holder if a BA in Communications, with a Minor in Psychology, and a Higher Diploma in Addiction Counselling. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Communication. Currently, Ms. Kungu is the Managing Director of Gee Pictures Company Limited and is a Media Consultant.

DR. EZEKIEL MUTUA, MBS

C.E.O | Doctorate in Public Administration; MA-Communication Studies; BA-Sociology and Linguistics ; Currently pursuing a PhD at Moi University


Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Classification Board. He is an adept and experienced public servant, media and communications professional, having served as the Information Secretary, Director of Information and Public Communications and Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Journalists. He previously served as director at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and has sat in various public Boards including the Brand Kenya Board, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and the Media Council of Kenya. Dr. Mutua holds a Masters Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nairobi and is currently a PhD candidate at Moi University. In 2017, Dr. Mutua received a doctorate degree in Public Administration of the Commonwealth University in recognition of his leading role in protecting children from harmful content at the Kenya Film Classification Board. In December 2010, Dr. Mutua was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the country.

MR. ERNEST KERICH

PS Representative - Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts


Mr. Ernest Kerich is the Director of Film Services and the Film Licensing Officer at the Ministry of Sports, Culture & the Arts. He has worked in the public service for more than 35 years. He has worked at various Ministries, including the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Tourism and Information, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the Office of the President (under the Presidential Press Service). He has a vast understanding of the film industry in Kenya and has attended various forums, festivals, and sensitisations on film regulation, development and marketing both locally, regionally and internationally.

Hon. Robert Kochalle

MEMBER


Hon. Robert Ltaramatwa Kochalle is a Director at the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB). He previously served as the Assistant Minister for Tourism and Wildlife. He was also Assistant Minister of State in the Office of the President. Prior to this, he was Member for Parliament for Laisami Constituency. He has served in various other Boards, including Chemilil Sugar Co. Ltd and the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI).

MR. ABRAHAM KOECH

PS Representative National Treasury | MBA-Strategic Management, B.A –Economics


Works as an Economist at the National Treasury. Previously worked with Post bank –Kenya for fourteen (14) years and rose through the ranks from planning to acting head of strategy and change.

Ms. Nereah Okanga

MEMBER


Ms. Nereah Aluoch Okanga is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a wealth of experience that spans over 15 (fifteen) years in training and practice locally and internationally. Ms. Okanga’s vision is to empower people by promoting social justice and enhancing economic independence through civic education and by providing affordable but quality legal services. Ms. Okanga is well versed in various areas of legal practice, including financial and banking law, corporate law, commercial law, land law and conveyancing, civil litigation, mergers and acquisitions, labour law, and the law of succession & employment. Her various professional roles and duties have required her to provide guidance on corporate governance, formulate policy and procedure, and develop frameworks for compliance and risk management. Ms. Okanga currently works as in-house legal counsel for Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited; and previously offered legal services as a Senior Associate at Anjarwalla & Khanna, Advocates. She obtained an undergraduate degree in International Political Economy in the United States, and obtained her graduate legal degree from the University of Bristol in the UK.