Safaricom security tender finally approved

By Simon Achola

The Public Procurement Oversight Authority has approved the controversial Safaricom tender saying it is above board.

Jane Wangare a senior officer in the authority says due process was followed and Kenyans will get value for money.

Addressing parliaments national administration security committee, Wangare said the government did not breach any procurement law since there is provision in the law for direct nomination.

However MP Ababu Namwamba questioned the hasty decision to settle on Safaricom expressing fear that the top officials in the security organ stand to benefit from the deal. The committee adjourned its sittings and will meet next Monday.

1 Comment

  1. James Ribiru
    July 10, 2014

    It is surprising how public procurement processes get delayed due to mere suspicions.Let everyone including legislators acquiant themselves with legal documents in bid to have speedy processes. Thi is a life saving project, it is urgently required and thus warrants even direct procurement leave alone the restricted tender.This is the position under Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005