“It will not occur again” – Sacked KBC MD apology to CS Eliud Owalo, PS

Before being fired, Samuel Maina, the former acting managing director of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, expressed regret to State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunication PS Edward Kisiangani and ICT CS Eliud Owalo.

According to a letter, Maina acknowledged the error that CS Owalo had written in a sack letter addressed to the KBC board.

“I refer to a letter RE KHC/MD/5/42/A/C dated 18 December 2023 which was directly addressed to Mr. Matthew Vinall of Dentons UK, the law firm that represents KBC in LCIA Arhimation No. 12223. The letter was copied to your offices,” Maina’s letter read in part.

Maina pledged in the letter to reimburse the government US$ 5 billion in the Channel 2 Group Corporation versus Kenya Broadcasting Corporation LICA Arbitration No. 122233.

According to Owalo, the previous acting MD made a mistake by failing to obtain approval from the Department of Justice, the National Treasury, the Ministry, and the Office of the Attorney General.

Maina acknowledged his error and notified the two supervisors that he had rescinded the decision in a letter addressed to the CS and PS.

“I profusely apologize for not consulting yourself or the Principal Secretary in our ministry before doing the letter. I have also noted there was a grievous misrepresentation of the figure quoted in the letter.”

“I have forthwith withdrawn the letter and commit that such an error will not occur again.”

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