Kenyan blogger, Cyprian, has shared more light on Transcend Saga – Safaricom In Big Trouble As Cyprian Nyakundi’s Exposé Ignites Debate In Parliament. (Read More Here).
Cyprian Nyakundi wrote:
“From left to right: Bob Collymore, former CEO Safaricom, George Kinoti, Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Boss, and Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom
“The Transcend Media Group Limited vs Safaricom Plc scandal as exposed by cnyakundi.com has caught the attention of the National Assembly.
“In a question and answer session on the floor of the National Assembly’s 6th session, Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi directed a question about Safaricom vs Transcend copyright infringement case to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
“Over the past week, blogger Cyprian Nyakundi has exposed the scandal through three articles. The blogger promises more articles on the scam.
The ANC Party nominated MP shot four questions at CS Matiang’i:
“Mr Speaker, I wish to ask question number 74 of 2022, to be responded to by the Cabinet Secretary of interior and Coordination of National Government, and it reads
“Could the Cabinet Secretary explain the status of investigations into a complaint raised by Ms Transcend Media Group against Ms Safaricom Limited for theft of copyright arising out of a tender floated by Safaricom Limited in 2016 for the provision of creative and digital services launched with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) by inquiry number 14 of 2021?
Could the Cabinet Secretary further explain why the DCI is unable to enforce its own summons against Safaricom Limited as contained in its letters dated 29th June 2021 and 15th July 2021?
Could the Cabinet Secretary provide all the details filed with the police against Ms Safaricom Limited regarding theft of Copyrights, intellectual property rights and other complaints?
What specific steps is the ministry taking to ensure large corporations in particular MS Safaricom comply with existing laws and ethical standards?
Thank you, Mr Speaker,” Osotsi concluded
“The speaker replied, ‘Very well, and question well asked. That one will be replied before the departmental committee on administration and national security’.
“Video evidence at the end of this article.
Mainstream media houses have covered the Q&A session on other issues that CS Matiangi spoke about, but none has touched on the Safaricom vs Transcend saga.”