Courier firm Sendy to lose international licence

Sendy chief executive Meshack Alloys. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Sendy chief executive Meshack Alloys. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Technology-based courier firm Sendy is set to lose its international licence after the Communications Authority of Kenya started the process of revoking it.

Sendy says this comes after it abandoned its plans to venture outside the local market.

“Notice is given … that Communications Authority of Kenya will revoke the international courier operator licence held by Sendy Limited within seven days,” the regulator said in the notice dated August 30.

The courier firm says it initiated the termination after a review of its strategy.

“We applied to have the licence revoked as we are a technology company not a courier company and therefore do not need the licence. Ours is to connect small businesses and individuals to couriers,” said Meshack Alloys, Sendy’s CEO.

“We partner with logistics providers (full truck hires and motorcycles/tuk-tuks) and businesses through the technology platform,” he said.

He added that other courier firms it works with have the necessary licence to operate, removing the need for Sendy to hold the same.

The tech start-up was launched in September 2014.