0
Wireless

Kenyan MPs raise concerns over Airtel, Telkom merger

Tuesday 5 March 2019 | 09:06 CET | News
A committee in Kenya's National Assembly has expressed concerns about the proposed merger between Airtel and Telkom Kenya, saying there are outstanding issues in the deal that should be addressed before it is given the seal of approval, reports Business Daily. The two operators have signed an agreement to merge their businesses and operate as Airtel-Telkom, but the Committee on Implementation claims the deal has all the hallmarks of a scandal where private individuals are buying off a public entity through the backdoor for a song. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: France Telecom / Safaricom / Telkom Kenya
Countries: Kenya
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Telkom, Airtel to finalise merger by December

Published 17 Apr 2019 14:08 CET | Kenya
The merger between Telkom and Airtel Kenya is expected to complete by the end of the year, The Star reported. Telkom MD Kris ...

Telkom Kenya retains its debts in merger with Airtel

Published 08 Apr 2019 09:22 CET | Kenya
Telkom Kenya will retain its billions of shillings worth of debt as it transfers its mobile operations, enterprise and carrier ...

Airtel-Telkom should tie up with Equitel to compete with Safaricom's M-Pesa - analysts

Published 26 Feb 2019 14:24 CET | Kenya
Airtel-Telkom will only stand a chance against Safaricom's mobile money service M-Pesa if the merged entity pairs up with Equity ...

Telkom Kenya hives off fibre network and property from merger with Airtel

Published 12 Feb 2019 12:26 CET | Kenya
Telkom Kenya has hived off its fibre network business in the ongoing merger with Airtel to give the government a secure ...

Airtel Kenya signs agreement with Telkom Kenya to combine operations

Published 11 Feb 2019 09:32 CET | Kenya
Airtel Kenya has announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Kenya to merge their respective mobile, enterprise and ...