He has joined the likes of Koffi Annan and President Paul Kagame.
He is on the list alongside very influential people like Africa’s first elected female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan and Tanzanian media mogul Reginald Mengi.
Acknowledging this feat, Ezekiel wrote “I am deeply humbled to feature in the Reputation Poll 2018 most reputable Africans. It's gratifying to know that our firm crusade in promoting our culture, national aspirations and morality through content regulation is being acknowledged and appreciated locally, continentally and globally. Our continued efforts at the Kenya Film Classification Board to ensure clean content in the film and broadcast sector are without a doubt the reason for this nomination. With three presidents, two former presidents, two vice presidents and other national and international leaders on the list, this is more than an honour to me and the Board I serve. I am sincerely grateful for the honour and thank everyone who has supported our campaign for clean content.”
He then went on to add “It is gratifying to see that the global community acknowledges our little efforts for positive social change in Kenya, particularly the campaign on child-online safety in the wake of emerging technologies. As we continue to fight for what is right for our children we believe that children are the future and we have a duty to ensure that their moral perspectives are not ruined through premature exposure to adult content.
To my colleagues at KFCB, the Government and people of Kenya, I say a big thank you for your support. May we be constantly reminded that nations rise or fall on the basis of their morals. The nomination wouldn't have been possible without the enormous support of the Board, staff and management of the KFCB, our parent ministry of Sports and Heritage and the Government of Kenya. This nomination is a testament that our crusade for moral and cultural transformation through film and broadcast sector is important and must be sustained to ensure that the media become credible agents of positive social change.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!”