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Ezra: I have always been Chilobae

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba has revealed that he has always been Chilobae. The name was coined by ‘thirsty’ Kenyan women who were drooling over the youthful CEO’s looks while making declarations on live TV during the just concluded general election.

For starters, Chilobae is a contraption of Chiloba and ‘bae’ the new term for one’s better half.

But in an interview with Business Daily, Mr Chiloba said he has always used the name.

Below is an exerpt:

BD: Do you secretly love your new nickname — Chilobae? You can be honest with me…

Chiloba: (Laughs loudly) Oh boy. Can I tell you something? Do you know what my private e-mail address has always been? It’s Chiloba with an “e” at the end. So I guess I have always been Chilobae.

He says he was astounded by the craze from womenfolk during the election periods.

“The question I keep asking myself is, “Where did that come from?” I’ve been in town for the last two and a half years and nobody has paid me a passing glance. (Chuckles) I’m not the type of guy who goes out searching for fame. I just focus on my job. This is some sort of brief national infatuation.”

“On the flip side, it’s a good thing because it drew attention to elections with the younger demographic. They paid attention,” he said.


The father of two said his children are too young to understand the craze so “that leaves my wife”.

“Of course she reads these things but I don’t know how she takes them. But for us, the challenge has been much bigger than all these: to ensure that we are safe amidst this love-hate encounters,” he adds.