Safaricom blames system glitch for offensive tweets
SEE ALSO :Airtel subscribers suffer network outage“Good morning. We apologise for the series of tweets that went out from our official accounts last night. We had a system glitch that has since been rectified. Thank you,” said Safaricom on Twitter yesterday morning. The messages came against the backdrop of a raging debate on who will succeed the late chief executive Bob Collymore who died of cancer on Monday. The appointment of the telco’s former boss Michael Joseph (pictured) as acting chief executive following Collymore’s death has kicked up a storm online, with some saying a Kenyan should take the reins. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has voiced his preference for a Kenyan to steer the telco into the next growth phase but has at the same time maintained that the board would have the final say on the matter, alluding to non-interference by the Government in the selection process. In a TV interview on Tuesday, Joseph said none of the people currently in management is ready to take up the telco’s reins. While Collymore sought treatment abroad, Sateesh Kamath, the firm’s chief finance officer and Joseph Ogutu, director of strategy and innovation, jointly oversaw operations.
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