[kictanet] Security Situation in Kenya

Ngigi Waithaka ngigi at at.co.ke
Thu Jun 19 10:31:10 EAT 2014

There is also a very interesting aspect of Procurement where if a
Sub-Contractor provides a lot more value than the main contractor, then you
might as well get the items from the sub-contractor directly.

When I look at this deal, most of the work, including maintenance, will be
done by Huawei, so what is Safaricom's value addition? Money? Huawei could
also finance such a project at the drop of a hat.

So has Safaricom become the latest Tenderprenuer?

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Matunda Nyanchama via kictanet <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> On this subject, it is curious that Safaricom's partner in the project is
> Chinese Telcom giant Huawei.
> Americans have reservations, apprehensive/suspicious Huwawei technology
> wrt spying. Here is an excerpt
> "U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers somewhat famously
> said <http://j.mp/ICrmay> last year that Huawei's products "cannot be
> trusted to be free of foreign state influence and thus pose a security
> threat to the United States and to our systems." The committee also
> released a report that accused Huawei of all kinds of bad behavior
> including bribery, corruption, and immigration violations. Huawei, of
> course, denied the claims
> <http://www.huawei.com/en/about-huawei/newsroom/press-release/hw-194454-hpsci.htm>
> ."
>  Full article Here.
> <http://gizmodo.com/accused-of-spying-huawei-ceo-says-company-is-exiting-1475628703>
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