The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has revoked the licences of 15 postal and courier services in a new crackdown.
In a public notice issued on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, CA Director General Ezra Chiloba said the firms failed to meet several licencing requirements.
Companies affected by Chiloba's directive
Most of the companies blacklisted are located in Nairobi, with only one based in Mombasa.
The service providers include Al-Micdada Parcel Services, Apollo Express Limited, Joham Moving Enterprises, Grafa International Limited, Dana Communications Limited, Samper Tours and Travel and Across Border Courier Limited.
Others are Destiny Parcel Services Limited, Rising Freight Limited, Roy Parcel Services Limited, Spanish Courier Limited and Zissou Group Limited.
Blessings Parcel Services Limited, VIckers Security Services Limited and Exodus Parcels Limited also had their operating licences suspended.
"The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, cybersecurity, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services.
"CA is also responsible for managing the country's numbering and frequency spectrum resources, administering the Universal Service Fund (USF) as well as protecting interests of users of ICT. Subject to the postal/courier license conditions, the Authority wishes to notify the public that it has revoked the postal/courier licenses held by the listed firms," Chiloba said.
Public Notice: Notice of Revocation of Postal/Courier Licenses pic.twitter.com/6smRuqi01g— Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) (@CA_Kenya) June 14, 2022
In April last year, 21 other firms that provided services both locally and internationally also lost their licences for flouting CA regulations.
CA, however, encouraged firms dissatisfied with the decision to file complaints with the authority.
“The Authority wishes to notify the general public that any legal or natural person, or group of individuals, who are desirous of making any representation and/or any objection to the said revocation of the licences as an aforementioned must to do so by a letter addressed to The DirectorGeneral, Communications Authority of Kenya, CA Centre,” the authority said in a statement.