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.
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.