HP has confirmed that it is not leaving the Kenyan and East African market. The maker of hardware products says there has been no change to the company’s presence in the country.
The new confirmation follows last week’s reports of Hewlett Packard East Africa Ltd (HPE) leaving the country over business dormancy.
“We would like to apologise to all our stakeholders for the uncertainty and the inconvenience that this story may have caused,” the company said.
HP Inc. is not to be confused by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (abbreviated as HPE) an IT Solutions and Software company. The two companies are both siblings of Hewlett Packard Company after the 2015 split. The two also have different logos.
Confirming the report, HP Inc. says “HP is committed and passionate about the African market.”
“We are dedicated to making a positive impact and helping our customers and partners in the African region use breakthrough solutions and technologies to help them reinvent their organisations.”
Currently, HP Inc. holds offices in five African countries including Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, and Tunisia.