Safaricom security tender to be audited, says Rotich

What you need to know:

  • Minister defends awarding of bid to telcoms services provider
  • Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich told the National Security and Administration Committee the deal can be stopped if it is found to have been procured irregularly.
  • Mr Rotich said the tax obligations of Safaricom company would remain while the dividends payable to the government as a shareholder wouldn’t be affected.

The security surveillance contract awarded to Safaricom will be audited before the government signs it, head of the Treasury says.

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