Safaricom to face MPs over Sh15bn security contract

President Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku (right) and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore during a briefing on the implementation of an Integrated Public Safety and Security System on May 14, 2014. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • House suspended security tender because it was single-sourced and questioned the firm’s foreign ownership
  • Senior officials of the mobile operator have been summoned to appear before the departmental committee on Administration of Justice and National Security to shed more light on the contract.

Favourable payment terms and the use of the latest technology will be Safaricom’s strongest points in defending a Sh15 billion contract it has entered with the government when the firm’s officials appear before a parliamentary committee on Thursday.

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