The Director General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Mr. Ezra Chiloba, has tendered his resignation, marking the end of his two-year tenure in the organization.

The CA Board of Directors officially accepted his resignation on the 19th of October, 2023, following the receipt of his resignation letter dated the 18th of October, 2023.

"The Board of Directors of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has this morning, 19 October 2023, accepted the resignation of Mr. Ezra Chiloba as the Director General Mr. Chiloba resigned yesterday, 18 October 2023, in a letter to the Chairperson of the CA Board, Ms, Mary Mungai," the press statement said.

Chiloba, who took up the role of Director General in 2021, submitted his resignation letter to the Chairperson of the CA Board of Directors, Mary Mungai.

The board expressed its gratitude for Chiloba's service and acknowledged his significant contribution to the organization and the broader Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

In response to Chiloba's resignation, Mungai, as the CA Board Chairperson, conveyed her best wishes to the outgoing Director General for his future endeavours.

She lauded his distinguished service during his tenure.

"On behalf of the Authority, I wish the outgoing Director General success in his future endeavours and appreciate his invaluable contribution to the organization and the wider ICT sector," Mungai said in a statement.

Chiloba's resignation comes only a month after the authority's board suspended him following a comprehensive audit report that uncovered a number of issues within the Authority's Staff Mortgage Scheme.

These issues included defaults on mortgages worth Sh28.9 million, refinancing of mortgages for staff members without sufficient evidence of upgrades or improvements to their properties and a material variance in property valuation between the government's assessments and privately contracted valuers.

In addition to mortgage scheme mismanagement, Chiloba faces allegations of misconduct while in office, including self-approval of a mortgage loan without following the established due process of purchasing a house and acquiring land beyond the limits specified by the Civil Servants Housing Scheme requirements.