He was speaking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Conference Centre at the SEACOM launch this week.
“We are very proud that 25 percent of SEACOM is owned by Americans and more proud that it is 75 percent owned by African investors,” Herlihy told delegates at the conference.
SEACOM, an underwater fibre optic communications cable, connects Southern and Eastern Africa to the rest of the world. It was switched on on July 23.
Since its activations, some mobile have hailed it saying it had enhanced their operations.
By Brian Adero