Public eprocurement in Kenya: a critical analysis of the legal technological and governance challenges
Information technology has revolutionized the manner in which business is done in the world. It has brought numerous opportunities in the areas of public procurement and many public entities have embraced in their procurements. E Procurement is a new phenomenon which has made procurement easy, efficient, competitive and transparent. Many public entities around the World are now advertising their bids through the websites and others even conduct the whole procurement process through the internet. In Kenya, e Procurement is slowly gathering momentum but the existing legal framework does not adequately support it. E Procurerment under the existing legal framework pose serious challenges ranging from insecurity, lack of confidentiality, accessibility to the e Procurement systems etc. These challenges must be addressed in order to ensure an efficient e Procurement in Kenya. Enactment of laws like the Electronic Transactions Act shall be ideal in addressing some of these challenges.