Former KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua [File, Standard]

Following his dismissal as CEO of The Kenya Film and Classification Board, moral cop Ezekiel Mutua has thanked all who reached out to him to offer words of encouragement.

Through his Twitter account, Mutua was grateful for all the goodwill messages he received following a move that saw him leave office yesterday and replaced by Christopher Wambua who will serve as the acting CEO.

“Dear friends & family, Thank you for your prayers and the words of encouragement. I can't pick all the calls or respond to all the messages, but I deeply appreciate your prayers and goodwill. Mungu mbele!”

Rumors of his dismissal first made rounds on Thursday night which forced him to address the matter again using his Twitter account.

“My attention has been drawn to reports on social media to the effect that I have been fired as CEO of KFCB. Please ignore such malicious rumours. I am not aware of such developments and there can be no grain of truth in them as there's no vacancy in the office of the CEO KFCB,” he tweeted.

The rumours which eventually turned out to be true were confirmed through an internal memo that was sent to KFCB staff confirming the appointment of Christopher Wambua.

Ezekiel Mutua’s dismissal comes at a time when he has for the longest time been at loggerheads with comedian Eric Omondi and other artistes after making claims that artistes are broke.

Their latest exchange was when Eric recently asked him to apologize and change his ways after word made round that he had been fired.

“You cannot bite the hand that feeds you. We are your employers. I told you your only option was to apologise to the Entertainment Industry for your unfortunate remarks. But I guess it's too late. I don’t know how true or false the word going around is, but I still promise you. Unless you Apologise and Change your ways...Hautakua kwa Hiyo ofisi by SEPTEMBER,” read Omondi’s caption.

Ezekiel Mutua and Eric Omondi [Courtesy]

While it is not yet known what Mutua’s next move will be, renowned preacher Rev Lucy Natasha is praying for him after hailing him as an exemplary leader in the film industry.

Rev Lucy Natasha [Courtesy]

“Your godly character, passion and servant leadership has been felt across different spheres and served as an example worth following.

“We hold you in our prayers as you continue to light the banner of Christ in corporate and government leadership. Like an eagle which soars above the storms, may the challenges along your path be your ladder into your destiny," read her caption on Facebook.