CA defends mobile telco operators’ role in Aug 8 elections
By David Indeje / September 27, 2017
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has defended mobile telecommunications operators that helped the IEBC in the transmission of election results.
Francis W. Wangusi, Director General in statement said, “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.”
Wangusi reiterates that the Authority is aware that IEBC contracted the three mobile operators to provide a medium of the end-to-end transmission of election results in line with the Elections (Technology) Regulations, 2017.
As the country prepares for the repeat presidential election in October 26. the Director General says they are, “Confident that ICTs can be deployed successfully to support this important national activity.”
“The country stands to benefit in a big way if the current levels of investment and adoption of ICT are sustained. It is therefore the responsibility of all well-meaning Kenyans to support investors in the sector and to underline public confidence in ICTs,” he adds.