August 12, 2022
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua has successfully tracked down a woman who helped him when he got robbed in Nairobi 30 years ago.

In a post shared on his social media handles on the night of Sunday, February 16, Mutua recounted that he got robbed just three days to graduating from university.

Luckily for him, Esther Kavisi, was on standby to help him through the ordeal and even offered to settle his graduation fees.

On Sunday, the KFCB CEO disclosed that he finally linked up with the good samaritan and offered to take care of her through her old age.

KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua in celebration with Esther Kavisi on Sunday, February 16. 

“An afternoon well spent in Mwaasua [Machakos County] where I had gone with my friends to honour Mama Esther Kavisi. Mama Esther helped me nearly 30 years ago when I was robbed in the City, three days before my graduation.

“I was devastated as I risked missing the graduation following the robbery. Mrs Kavisi didn’t have to help me, but she did. And although I missed getting into the Graduation Square for the graduation, because of her help I managed to pay for the gown and get my parents and village-mates to attend the graduation and celebrate with me,” recounted Mutua.

He recalled that when the ordeal occurred, he suffered the shame of hanging in the fence as others sat comfortably in the graduation square.

“I looked for her and I mobilised my friends to take me to honour Mama Esther for her kindness to me many years ago.

“I have publicly adopted her as my mother and committed to helping her in her old age. This is part of my wider program of taking care of the elderly and the less fortunate,” he continued.

In January 2020, Mutua – who has expressed his intention to vie for an unspecified seat in the 2022 election –  narrated how he had rescued a failing barbershop owned by young entrepreneurs.

He revealed that his favourite barbershop, located in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD), ran into financial distress in December 2019.

The young barbers reached out to Mutua, informing him of the challenge. They urgently needed Ksh400,000 to pay rent and a deposit to avoid losing the establishment.

Mutua invited the entire group of 11 entrepreneurs involved in the business to his office for a meeting.

Stories of their plight moved Mutua to tears and he resolved, as they had requested, to take over the business and guide it to success.

Mutua was reportedly forced to take a bank loan of about Ksh2 million to revive the business.

Esther Kavisi (left) with KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua in Mwaasua on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Esther Kavisi (left) with KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua in Mwaasua, Machakos County on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

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