Communications Authority of Kenya defies President Kenyatta's order to hand over USD10m

Last month, President Kenyatta directed that CA gives Sh1 billion from the Universal Service Fund to the DCI

Director-General Francis Wangusi on Tuesday said the funds are already committed to other projects and the authority does not have the money left.

Last month, President Kenyatta directed that CA gives Sh1billion from the Universal Service Fund to the DCI for the war on cybercrime.

“The money that we have for the Universal Service Fund is already committed. I wouldn’t really say that we have money to put into other projects if the priority projects have not been completed,” said Mr Wangusi.

Wangusi added that the monies available had been directed towards connecting 78 sub-locations that do not have access to any network.

The money will also be used to connect broadband to schools across the country at a cost of Sh7 billion ($70m).

While speaking during the opening of the Central regional offices in Nyeri Town, Mr. Wangusi said the authority still needs Sh70 billion ($700m) to fill existing gaps.

The Universal Service Fund was set up in 2009 and is primarily financed by mandatory contributions from licensed operators who provide services in various communications sectors.

The Communications Authority is mandated to manage and administer the fund.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote seeks to raise an additional $1.1 billion to complete his refinery project by 2023

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

8 African countries where Rihanna plans to launch her luxury Fenty Beauty products

9 most expensive African countries to rent a one bedroom apartment, based on property price to income ratio

9 most expensive African countries to rent a one bedroom apartment, based on property price to income ratio

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Here are the top 10 cities in Africa where the most rich people live

Here are the top 10 cities in Africa where the most rich people live

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Haiwezi, my wife is prettier - Omanyala turns down Huddah’s advances

Haiwezi, my wife is prettier - Omanyala turns down Huddah’s advances

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match