Safaricom faces USD4.5m fine from regulator

4 Sep 2018

Kenyan mobile market leader Safaricom has been fined around KES449 million (USD4.5 million) by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) for failing to connect calls made to smaller operators. According to Reuters, which cites company and regulatory documents, the fine equates to 0.2% of Safaricom’s gross revenue for the last financial year. The firm denies the accusation and has secured a temporary suspension of the fine pending a hearing before an industry tribunal, the documents state.

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