Huawei picked for Sh6bn fibre optic deal
Posted Tuesday, July 10 2012 at 22:00
This is second IT contract that has be reserved exclusively to a Chinese firm after government revived part of the controversial Anglo Leasing projects in a tied aid deal with China, that saw firms from the west barred from bidding.
The tender for the security contract states that only Chinese companies are eligible for the Kenya Police Services telecoms project whose deadline and opening of bids was February 20.
The increased Chinese interest matches with President Mwai Kibaki’s administration shift towards the east as opposed to the west.