CLARIFICATION ON MISLEADING REPORTING AND COMMENTS ON CALL RECORDS

Safaricom has noted with concern misleading comments in some sections of the media regarding a request to provide phone call records in the case of missing lawyer Willie Kimani (Advocate), Joseph Mwendewa and Joseph Muiruri to the court.

We would like to make the following clarification:

  • Safaricom received a request from the National Police Service on 28th June 2016 to provide Call Records and SMS data for the three parties listed above. This data was provided to the NPS the following day (29th June 2016).
  • The directorate of Criminal Investigations confirmed receipts of this data in the Court, stating that Safaricom had fully complied with the Court Order and given them what they needed.
  • On 30th June 2016, we received a habeas corpus application by the Law Society of Kenya, and duly appeared in court on 1st July 2016, as directed. During that court appearance, Safaricom once again fully complied with the Court Order to provide the information as requested, and this was stated in Court.
  • As requested, we provided IMEI history, Subscriber Data, and MPESA Records. The court itself took the same position that the company had compiled with its Orders.
  • It should be noted that some of the requests that have been made of the company by the LSK involve information beyond our control, such as GPS tracking or investigation into activities on lines from other mobile networks.
  • Safaricom has in past assisted with investigations into other crimes where we can provide network information.
  • As a caring and responsible corporate citizen of Kenya, Safaricom, while abiding with the laws of this country, will provide all the support it can within its power and ability to support the on-going investigations and Court proceedings.

Stephen Chege

Director-Corporate Affairs

Safaricom has noted with concern misleading comments in some sections of the media regarding a request to provide phone call records in the case of missing lawyer Willie Kimani (Advocate), Joseph Mwendewa and Joseph Muiruri to the court.

We would like to make the following clarification:

  • Safaricom received a request from the National Police Service on 28th June 2016 to provide Call Records and SMS data for the three parties listed above. This data was provided to the NPS the following day (29th June 2016).
  • The directorate of Criminal Investigations confirmed receipts of this data in the Court, stating that Safaricom had fully complied with the Court Order and given them what they needed.
  • On 30th June 2016, we received a habeas corpus application by the Law Society of Kenya, and duly appeared in court on 1st July 2016, as directed. During that court appearance, Safaricom once again fully complied with the Court Order to provide the information as requested, and this was stated in Court.
  • As requested, we provided IMEI history, Subscriber Data, and MPESA Records. The court itself took the same position that the company had compiled with its Orders.
  • It should be noted that some of the requests that have been made of the company by the LSK involve information beyond our control, such as GPS tracking or investigation into activities on lines from other mobile networks.
  • Safaricom has in past assisted with investigations into other crimes where we can provide network information.
  • As a caring and responsible corporate citizen of Kenya, Safaricom, while abiding with the laws of this country, will provide all the support it can within its power and ability to support the on-going investigations and Court proceedings.

Stephen Chege

Director-Corporate Affairs

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