Three MPs question Safaricom security deal

From Left- NTSA chairman Lee Kinyanjui, former Traffic Police Commandant Samuel Kimaru and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore during the presentation of speed cameras to the Traffic department at Safaricom Ltd offices in Nairobi on November 26, 2013. Three MPs have questioned the legality of the deal where Safaricom was handed the contract to run an integrated security and information system for the government. PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Nicholas Gumbo and Vincent Musyoka are members of the Energy and Information Committee, which they said would take up the matter and seek answers from the Executive.
  • Questions linger over the ability of Safaricom to deliver on their part and whether it would be right to allow them access to such a sensitive national project.
  • Mr John Mbadi said the matter is shrouded in secrecy.
  • Mbadi also wants Safaricom to express their interest over the deal as it is a profit making entity and not a charitable organisation.

Three MPs have questioned the legality of the deal where Safaricom was handed the contract to run an integrated security and information system for the government.

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