CAK Revokes Licenses of 21 Courier Companies

Communication Authority of Kenya (CA)  headquarters in Nairobi.
Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) headquarters in Nairobi.

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced the revocation of the licenses of 21 postal and courier services in the country out of the 266 licensed postal courier operators.

“CAK intends to revoke the licenses granted to the licensees due to the non-compliance of the applicable license conditions,” stated the Authority in a Gazette notice.

This will deny the companies rights to operate and provide services.

According to the authority, the revocation of these licenses may affect the public and local authorities, companies, persons, or bodies of persons within the country.

Courier van full of parcels and boxes
Courier van full of parcels and boxes

The companies affected include Randa Coach, Tahmeed Courier, Masterpiece Courier Services Limited, National Cargo Limited, Tencent Courier Limited, Arrow Industries Limited, Paynet Wireless Limited, Modern Coast Courier, and Speedex Logistics Limited.

Transcounty Couriers, Prime Group Limited, Amana Parcels and Courier Services, Henkab Courier Services, and Global Freight Logistics were also listed.

 The authority, however, gave room for complaints and objections.

"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 licenses as aforementioned must to do so by a letter addressed to the Director general Communications Authority of Kenya,  indicating the Licence Category on the cover enclosing it," stated CA.

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya. Established in 1999 by the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, the Authority is responsible for facilitating the development of the information and communications sectors including; broadcasting, cybersecurity, multimedia, telecommunications, electronic commerce, postal, and courier services.

It is also responsible for licensing all systems and services in the communications industry, including; telecommunications, postal, courier and broadcasting

Approximately 80 percent of e-commerce purchases are delivered across courier networks, logistics companies, passenger transport vehicles, freelance courier riders, and drivers. Only 20 percent are picked from the physical shop, store, or office as consumers seek convenience.

Courier and postal services were listed among the essential services by interior CS Fred Matiangi.

Communications Authority of Kenya Ag. Director-General, Mrs. Mercy Wanjau
Former Communications Authority of Kenya Director-General Mercy Wanjau.