Kenya’s competition watchdog clears dominant operator Safaricom

Friday, August 10, 2018

Kenya’s competition watchdog expressed concern on Tuesday about the wider economic effect of the tough line on dominant operator Safaricom that legislators and the country’s telecoms regulator had taken, saying no action was needed.

SA’s Vodacom owns 35% in Safaricom with the Kenyan government and the UK’s Vodafone also holding stakes.

“Any regulation focusing on the [telecoms] sector should have a multi-agency approach, because its effects would cut across all the drivers of the economy,” said Wang’ombe Kariuki, director-general of the Competition Authority.

Source: Business Live (link opens in a new window)

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