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Ex-Communications Authority boss Francis Wangusi passes on

Former Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Director General Francis Wangusi has passed on.

According to Susy Wangusi, the deceased’s sister, he died on Wednesday while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

“We are saddened to have lost my brother Francis. He has left big gaps and we pray to God to give us strength,” said Ms Wangusi.

The deceased served as the Director-General of the Communications Authority of Kenya from 2012 to 2015.

Prior to his appointment he had served in the same position in an acting capacity for a period of one year.

He previously served in various capacities at the then Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).

He joined the Authority in 2000 at the level of Assistant Director and rose through the ranks to his current position.

He served as the Director in charge of Broadcasting and Special Projects as well as the Director in charge of Licensing, Compliance and Standards (LCS).

Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Wangusi worked at the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KP&TC).

He also served as a Senior Lecturer at the former Kenya College for Communications Technology (KCCT) now Multimedia University College.

Mr. Wangusi holds a Masters degree in Space Sciences with specialization in Satellite Communications from the International Space University, France; a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy and a Charted Engineer Part II Certificate from the Institute of Electronics Engineering, UK. He is also a holder of Global Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration (GEMBA) from the United States International University (USIU).

Mr. Wangusi played a pivotal role in a number of key projects that have positively impacted on the ICT Sector in Kenya.

In recognition of his distinguished service rendered to the nation of Kenya in the ICT sector, in 2013, Mr. Wangusi was honoured with a presidential award of the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).

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