[Kictanet] New Strategies for MSP in Kenya

Wainaina Mungai wainaina.mungai at oneworld.net
Thu Sep 29 10:31:29 EAT 2005

Here’s a clarification from someone else in the fraternity. It may
guide our discussion on what is the real issue.


Kenya is coming from situation where communication services have been
provided by a monopoly - consequently most of the MSP including the
civil society were involved with lobbying the Government to
liberalize the telecommunication sector.

Here is the transition: Liberalization has now happened!

The next phase is to ensure the protection of consumers in a
competitive environment.

I therefore feel that MSP need to change strategies. Firstly there
are no active communication consumer lobby groups in Kenya...this I
believe could constitute the new role for civil society! Secondly,
MSP should be lobbying relevant organisation to reduce communication
costs, this would include telecommunication operators, service
providers and government agencies.


Technical and Product Development Manager
Oneworld International
4th Floor, Kimathi House
Nairobi. Kenya.
Tel: +254-20-316800
Fax: +254-20-241920
Free SMSNews4theDEAF: 
SMS the text DEAF ON to the number 560 and you will receive FREE SMS
News on issues relevant to people who are deaf or have Hearing
Impairment. To stop the messages, send DEAF OFF to the number 560.

More information about the KICTANet mailing list