Safaricom company being one of the biggest networking company in Kenya has stated that no one will interfere with any type of content or voting news from the Independent electoral and boundaries commission(IEBC).
A statement from the chief executive officer of the company Peter Ndegwa, has assured Kenyans of a very transparent election in regards to the network and media.
Earlier the safaricom company had received a lot of criticism in regards to their networks and how slow and unstable it was in the previous general election years such as 2017.
The safaricom CEO stated, “We assure no one will interfere with the content that will be transmitted to IEBC. We will do anything possible to support the process to support the process and if there are questions we will answer them on real time.”
The statement was issued on wednesday at a joint prayer meeting at Bomas of Kenya held by the Independent electoral and boundaries commission and the National Council of Churches of Kenya.
Safaricom has been mandated by the IEBC to make sure that 4G network is on use during the election period to ensure transparency in transmitting results.
Earlier, the National Super Alliance had made claims that safaricom as working with the Independent electoral and boundaries commission to deny the coalition a win in the upcoming elections. The alliance further claimed that safaricom did not submit results to IEBC with claims that the relay was terminated in France.
Safaricom Ndegwa further stated, “We will play to our best. We have the best infrastructure. We have a neutral party, we want the transmission to happen in appropriate way.”
On the other hand, Joe Mucheru, revoked the rule against shutdown of facebook or any other media platform. He stated, “We are committed to the freedom of press. We are not going to or planning to shut down any media but if there is a national security threat that is a different thing.”