Laptop Maker HP Isn’t Leaving Kenya, But Enterprise Arm Is

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A few days ago, it was revealed that HP would be leaving the Kenya market.

It turns out that was not the case, at least according to the American company.

Word from the organization has clarified the matter, and sheds light into the operations of the technology company.


HP’s strategy is clearly something we did not know at the time we went to press, and here is how it is:

In 2015, Hewlett Packard Company was split into two separate traded companies: HP Inc, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

HP Inc. the company that manufacturers computers and printers and uses the blue logo.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) an IT Solutions and Software company. 

The organization that is wrapping up its operations in Kenya is associated with HPE, and not HP Inc.

To this end, HP Inc. is very much around.

Here is a stamen from the company:

In 2015, Hewlett Packard Company separated into two separate publicly traded companies – HP Inc. the company that manufacturers computers and printers and uses the blue logo, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) an IT Solutions and Software company. The entity in question is associated with HPE, not HP Inc.

HP is committed and passionate about the African market. We have offices in South Africa, Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tunisia. 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.


HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze.

The development has clarified the initial story. This means that the HP we know (that sells computer, printers, name them) is not going anywhere as we had thought. Only the enterprise arm is leaving the country.


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