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Senior Management Transition at Telkom


Nairobi, April 08, 2021: In August last year, Telkom opened a fresh chapter with the launch of a new and bold strategic direction, with the objective of sharpening its efficiencies, with respect to service provision and overall customer experience. We are also excited about the areas we have identified for further investment and growth this year, namely our fibre infrastructure, vast GSM Networks and digital financial services platform. The end game of our strategy is to be the technology partner of choice to our Consumer, SME, Corporate, and Public Sector clients. The journey towards this new direction is very much on course and is now gathering momentum.

Two senior colleagues, who have been instrumental in driving this vision forward are now leaving the Telkom family:

Steve OKEYO, Managing Director – Consumer Service Delivery Unit.

After two years, Steve leaves the Telkom family, having provided the requisite leadership and ensuring that the processes and systems needed for the next phase of growth in the Consumer Unit are in place.

Kris SENANU, Managing Director – Digital Service Delivery Unit.

Kris leaves the Telkom family after close to 5 years, having infused the much-needed synergies and renewed vision into the Digital Unit, to enable it focus on more innovative approaches that will create further value to Telkom’s customers.

Both Steve’s and Kris’s extensive management and industry experience have been fundamental in steering their respective Units through Telkom’s ongoing transformation.

On behalf of the Board, Management and Employees of the Telkom family, I thank them for their service and wish them the very best in their future pursuits and professional challenges.

The business has already initiated the necessary processes with respect to management continuity in these two Units.


Chief Executive Officer


About Telkom

Telkom connects the people that keeps Kenya on the move. It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data/connectivity, digital financial services, as well as network services. Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale carrier-to-carrier traffic, within the country and the region.

These services are primarily offered through our Service Delivery Units: Digital (that offers: Data Centre Services, Cloud, Managed Services, Connectivity, Broadband, Carrier-to-Carrier traffic, and Backbone Infrastructure); Consumer (that offers: Data, Voice, VAS, and Content) and Digital Financial Services (through our platform T-kash).

Telkom is also building on strong, consumer-centric ethos and is committed to providing innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions that suit customers’ everyday communication needs.

Established as a telecommunications operator in April 1999, Telkom is 60 per cent owned by Helios Investment Partners, with the remaining stake held by Kenyans through the Government of Kenya.

Telkom has 4,152 km of its own terrestrial fibre cabling, serving as a key conduit for broadband connectivity, inland. Telkom Kenya also owns a 22.5% stake in TEAMS, a 5,000km undersea fibre optic cable through Fujairah, UAE, and a 10% stake in LION2, another 2,700km undersea fibre optic cable through Mauritius. It also owns a stake in the East African Submarine System Cable (EASSy) and manages the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI), on behalf of the Ministry of ICT, an inland fibre optic cable network running through Kenyan counties. Telkom is also the landing partner for the LION2, EASSy, and DARE 1 Cables.

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For clarification, please contact:

George MLAGHUI | | Follow Telkom on Twitter: @TelkomKenya

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