Regulator drops plan to split up Safaricom

Dear Hussein,

This is to inform all listers that CA is currently working on responses to matters that were raised here regarding the Competition Study and will share the same once done.

Regards,

Mark Okuttah.

From: Ali Hussein via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
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Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7:32 AM
To: Mark Okuttah <okuttah@ca.go.ke<mailto:okuttah@ca.go.ke>>
Cc: Ali Hussein <ali@hussein.me.ke<mailto:ali@hussein.me.ke>>
Subject: Re: [kictanet] Regulator drops plan to split up Safaricom

It would be great to get a response from CA right about now…

Ali Hussein

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On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 2:07 PM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
Whenever you hear anyone close to the politburo in KE talk about “stakeholders”, they almost without doubt mean KEPSA.

KEPSA represents every imaginable stakeholder, even the nonexistent.

Did you hear Matiang’i say the new curriculum was exhaustively discussed with “almost” all stakeholders? Parents have not been consulted. He meant KEPSA 🙂

On 3 January 2018 at 13:54, Sidney Ochieng via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
“The CA has, however, defended the report, saying it was revised after wide consultations and input by all industry stakeholders.”

Who was involved in this wide consultation? I didn’t see any call for public participation on the CA website. I’m getting increasing frustrated reading about a report that everyone but me, and by extension the public, seems to have read. I would remind the CA that the frequencies these companies operate on belong to the public and are licensed on our behalf. We deserve to see these reports. Therefore I’m making the demand here and by email directly to the CA after this for:

1. The original report by Analysys Mason
2. This revised report
3. Details on when the “wide consultations” happened, who attended, what was discussed there and documentation of who made what comments.

This is not a matter of national security so these details need to be in the public domain. It’s ridiculous that these things are still under wraps after all this time.

On 3 January 2018 at 13:28, Ali Hussein via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke<mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
Listers

Is this headline misleading or what? 🙂

A revised competition report by the telecommunications industry regulator has dropped the controversial proposal calling for the splitting of Safaricom into separate business units, drawing the ire of its rivals.

Airtel, Kenya’s second-biggest telecommunications company after Safaricom, hit out at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), saying failure to finalise the dominance debate and watering down of the report was hurting the smaller operators.

Read on:-

www.businessdailyafrica.com/corporate/companies/Regulator-drops-plan-to-split-up-Safaricom/4003102-4249652-11icb6yz/index.html

I don’t know about you but I personally would love to get a glimpse of this ‘revised report’.

I hope someone from CA is listening and remembering that we have a right to that report..At least that’s what the constitution tells us.. 🙂

Ali Hussein

Principal

Hussein & Associates

Tel: +254 713 601113

Twitter: @AliHKassim

Skype: abu-jomo

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Chiromo Road, Westlands,

Nairobi, Kenya.

Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely mine and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of the organizations that I work with.

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