PPOA approves Safaricom security surveillance tender


Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) has approved the controversial Safaricom security tender awarded to the telco by Interior ministry.

When speaking to the parliamentary House committee on Administration and National Security PPOA deputy director Jane Njoroge said that the decision to approve the tender came about after they considered the upsurge of terrorism and other related crimes witnessed in the country.

According to the standard Digital, Interior Principal Secretary Mutea Iringo was forced to explain why it was urgent that the tender be awarded to Safaricom  despite the security –related issues single out above being a public concern for a long time.

Njoroge and Iringo were being grilled by the House committee on Administration and National Security.

safaricomlogoThe tender will see major cities in the country equipped with CCTVs and the police given  radio communication devices (GSM walkie-talkies fitted with SIM cards)