Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

 
 
Latest Badges:
 
 

Indian firm wins KES 24 Billion laptop tender

07 February 2014, 14:10 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Indian firm Olive Technologies has won the KES 24.6 billion primary school laptop tender, the government has announced.

Education cabinet secretary Jacob Kaimenyi announced that the firm had beaten off tight opposition to win the controversial tender.

He said that due process had been followed in awarding the tender and insisted that the government had landed the best deal possible.

" The deal was straightforward, clean, the cheapest and has been signed in good faith and is the best for both parties, he said at his office while announcing the award.

Olive beat off established companies such as Hewlett Packard (HP) and Haier to win the tender.

The deal will see close to 400,000 laptops distributed to schools between now and the end of March in what has been described as phase one of the project.

The laptop project has been postponed on a number of occasions due to issues with the tendering process and according to Kaimenyi, the government has taken its time to ensure the deal has been done in the best way possible.

" We have taken our time to ensure the deal has been done in the right way and it is scandalous for anyone to suggest otherwise, he said.

Kaimenyi also brushed off rumours of alleged tampering in the tender process, saying that the government was willing to disclose details of the tender to kill off such allegations.

- News24

 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Minimum pay for domestic workers ...

The new minimum pay for domestic workers is now KES 10,000 after the government gazetted new guidelines on their pay structure. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Alcohol owners sue Government ove...

Alcohol manufacturers have sued the government over the chaos caused by president Uhuru Kenyatta's directive that illegal alcohol be dealt with. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Meet the new Sauti Sol

The new batch of Sauti Sol type bands is on the way. Here's how. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Octopizzo recognized for his work...

Rapper Octopizzo has received a huge accolade. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
6 things a woman must know

There are a few things a woman should do by herself. Here are some. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
ODM MPs criticize crackdown on il...

ODM MPs have criticized the crackdown on illegal alcohol, saying that it contravenes several laws. Read more...