Telkom Kenya Limited and Airtel Networks Kenya Limited in February 8th announced the signing of a binding agreement to combine their respective Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses in Kenya into Airtel, to be renamed Airtel-Telkom in a reflection of the combination of the businesses.
A one-month notice of redundancy was issued by Telkom Kenya to its employees with effect from July 31, 2019, informing them of the intention to terminate the employment of approximately 575 of its staff complement, on account of redundancy, as a result of the Transaction. This is in line with the law and is a process that has to be undertaken before employees are able to move to any other entity l subject to regulatory approvals.
Telcom Kenya CEO Mugo Kibati, committed to a fair and transparent process aligned with the law and company policy, providing for a consultative period to enable dialogue between the business and staff, ensuring that any ideas, suggestions, and queries are received and given due consideration.
In a recent press statement seen by Urbwise, Telkom Kenya after issuance of the redundancy notice has revealed its intentions to engage Telkom employees in interviews for positions in the Airtel-Telkom merger.
“Subsequently, the intention is to advertise and interview Telkom employees for positions in the Combined Entity and its outsourced partners. Engagement of these employees will be guided by the Combined Entity’s recruitment criteria as well as the mapped positions therein,” read a section of the press statement.
This merger is expected to be concluded at the end of the year and it aims to improve the quality of products and services in the market.