Communications Authority of moves to Safaricom’s defense

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has come out to telecommunications firm, Safaricom, following allegations by the opposition that the telco was player in a grand conspiracy to rig the August 8 elections.

In a statement, CAK director general Francis Wangusi refuted claims of transmission failure saying that no such case was reported to the regulator.

“In line with our oversight responsibility as the ICT sector regulator, the Authority directed the mobile operators to report any cases of transmission failure to us.  No cases of transmission failure were reported to us,” stated Wangusi.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday accused Safaricom of working with a French digital security firm to influence the August 8 elections outcome in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.