Last Tuesday 14 August, the Technical Committee advising the KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards) met and voted on what to recommend to the Standards Body.
Out of 12 members in the committee, 7 were from Microsoft or were Microsoft dealers/partners and were actually brought into the committee by Microsoft.
The result of the vote is:
9 - Yes (Microsoft and dealers/partners, 1 university, I society)
2 - No (Kenya Airways and IBM East Africa)
1 - Abstain (Kenya Bureau of Standards and Committee Secretariat)
Yet Another Committee Stuffed with Microsoft puppets.