The Kenyan Competition Authority approves a merger, subject to conditions, between two telecommunications companies (Airtel / Telkom)

Kenya’s Competition Tribunal: Airtel/Telkom merger generates first decision* On 4th May 2020, the Kenyan Competition Tribunal made its first decision after considering the application for review of the Airtel-Telkom merger where they contested 7 out of 8 the conditions imposed. The competition Act allows the tribunal to look at the merits of the Competition Authority’s (CAK) decision therefore and has power to confirm, modify or reverse any order issued either partially or wholly. In this particular decision the Tribunal did exercise all these powers. The decision of the Tribunal was guided by whether CAK’s decision promoted or protected effective competition in the telecommunications sector, enhanced the welfare of the Kenyan people and prevented

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Ruth Mosoti, The Kenyan Competition Authority approves a merger, subject to conditions, between two telecommunications companies (Airtel / Telkom), 4 May 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 94936

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