Former Kakamega Senator has come under fire from Kenyans on Twitter after he questioned Safaricom’s gigantic profits hours after the cremation of the late Bob Collymore.
Khalwale questioned the telecommunication giant’s big revenues, wondering whether the company is conducting fair business practices or acquiring excessive profit by all means.
In May 2019, Safaricom’s net profit skyrocketed to a whopping Sh63.4 billion, growing by 14.7 percent. The profit was attributed to strong M-Pesa and mobile data performance.
“We achieved this by focusing on the customer, investing in the quality of our service, the performance of our network and creating differentiated customer experiences,” said the late Mr Collymore then.
Khalwale’s sentiments, however, rubbed a section of Kenyans the wrong way and got him at the receiving end of backlash. According to netizens, the timing of his suspicions was insensitive as the company’s CEO had just been cremated.