Hewlett Packard Is NOT Exiting The East African Market
Hewlett Packard Enterprise says it is not exiting its East Africa market. This was in response to media coverage based on a notice, published by George Weru and Muniu Thoithi, the joint liquidators appointed to oversee the liquidation of its trading partner in the region, Hewlett Packard East Africa.
The liquidation is taking place following a special resolution by members of Hewlett Packard East Africa at an extraordinary general meeting held earlier this month.
In their notice, the liquidators note that “creditors of the company are required to send full particulars of all the claims they may have against the company to the undersigned, the joint liquidators of the company and if so required, by notice in writing from the joint liquidators, personally or by his advocates, to come and prove their debts set out in such notice, or in default thereof, they may be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved.
”The liquidators also note that the liquidation will not affect the operations of any other entity that was affiliated to Hewlett Packard East Africa. Hewlett Packard Enterprise says the notice was simply related to the liquidation of a legal entity, Hewlett Packard East Africa Ltd.
This entity was not involved in the conduct of our ongoing business in the region. “Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to do business in the region with our partner, Selectium. This was simply a corporate ‘clean up’ exercise and doesn’t affect our ongoing operations.” Hewlett Packard Enterprise is partnered with Selectium for a number of selected countries, with the latter maintaining its East Africa operations in Kenya.