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Safaricom Launches New MySafaricom App With New User Interface

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Safaricom has today formally launched the new MySafaricom App which has been on beta for a while now. The...

Perennial Safaricom Maintenance Exercise to Make An Appearance Tonight

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It would not be normal if the week elapsed without any kind of announcement from leading carrier, Safaricom. Today’s...
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Safaricom Lipa Na MPESA Platform Crosses Huge Milestone

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Safaricom has today announced a huge milestone on their popular Lipa na MPESA platform which is part of MPESA.
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Safaricom Has Another Service Maintenance Exercise Slated for Tonight

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The interruption starts on Saturday 12th September 2020 at 2300 hrs to Sunday 13th September 2020 0500 hrs.
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New MPESA Short Code Has a Nifty Way To Verify Recipient’s Details While Sending Money

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Yesterday, Safaricom formally announced a new MPESA shortcode that you can use to access MPESA services via USSD. It is officially the third method...
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Safaricom Service Upgrade to Affect Several MPESA Services Tonight

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Safaricom has announced a service maintenance upgrade today that will affect a number of its services. The service upgrade is scheduled to be done tonight...

Safaricom and M-Gas Partnership Lives on For Another Day

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In Jan 2020, the telco collaborated with Circle Gas (M-Gas) that saw customers access cooking gas at an affordable price and flexible payment model.
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Safaricom ‘Browse Bila Waas’ Product Gives You FREE 500MB

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Safaricom has introduced a new promotion that will see customers enjoy 500 MB of data in a day.
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Safaricom Adds Airtime and Data Usage Tracking on Web App

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Safaricom is testing a new feature for their web app that will help you track your data and airtime consumption across apps. The company has...
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Free Kshs 1000 M-Pesa Transfers to Hit End of the Road

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The government will end the free weekly cash transfers via MPESA to poor households affected by economic knocks of COVID-19 in October. Labour and Social...

Safaricom Raises M-Shwari Loan Limit to KES 2000

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Safaricom will no longer be issuing less than KES 2000 amounts in M-Shwari loans after raising the value to KES 2000 from KES 500. Smaller loan requests will be completed as Fuliza.

Safaricom’s Ematic 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box Review

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Safaricom has since replaced the Big Box 2 that was announced in 2018. The replacement is the Ematic Android TV Box that went live...
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Michael Joseph is Safaricom’s New Chairman Following Nicholas Nganga’s Retirement

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Long-serving Safaricom Chairman Nicholas Nganga has retired. His position will be taken by former CEO Michael Joseph. Joseph’s tenure will start on 1st August 2020. Mr. Nganga...
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Safaricom’s Mpesa for Business App Sees 50K Downloads, Lipa Na Mpesa Users Reach 186K

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Mobile money payments have risen as merchants and consumers try and avoid handling physical money. Micro, small and medium enterprises(MSMEs) have a lot to...

Safaricom to Discontinue Platinum in Favour of All In One Bundle

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In early 2018, Safaricom introduced Platinum, a product that focused on people on the go and professionals who needed peace of mind, in that...

You Can Now Purchase Kenya Power Tokens Using Bonga Points

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You can now buy power tokens using Bonga points. This development follows a partnership between Safaricom and Kenya Power that will see the electricity...
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M-PESA Stays True to Its Maintenance Binge With a Planned 12-Hour Interruption

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You guessed it, and we are not going to waste your time today. Tomorrow, you will not be able to access M-PESA services because the...
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M-PESA is On a Maintenance Spree With Another Interruption Slated for Tonight

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Safaricom has been honing the offerings of M-PESA with constant maintenance announcements. We started receiving the communication about a fortnight or so ago, and if...

Safaricom Ematic Android TV Streaming Box Specifications and Price in Kenya

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Safaricom, probably in partnership with Ematic, a US-based consumer electronic company, has released a new Android TV box, which is obviously targeting to phase...

Safaricom Releases New and Cheaper Android TV Box, This Time With Netflix Support

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Safaricom has been releasing Android TV boxes for a while: there was the original Big Box that was released five years ago, and then...
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Safaricom Wants to Cap KES 1000 Free M-PESA Transfers to 5 Attempts But Loses Hearing

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The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it vast financial constraints for Kenyans and companies. To this end, the Central Bank of Kenya made a...
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Safaricom Schedules Yet Another M-PESA Service Interruption

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For the last couple of weeks, Safaricom has been trying to improve the offerings of M-PESA with system maintenance and upgrades. These enhancements are...
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M-PESA is Nearing 99 Percent Market Share as T-Kash, Airtel Money Dwindle

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Mobile money services are a success in Kenya owing to the work done by operators, mainly Safaricom. The service, and its associated products are...
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Telkom, Safaricom Lose Market Share as Kenya Hits Record High Mobile Penetration

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New numbers from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) are here. As it has always been the case, the numbers round up several elements...
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Illanna Darcy Assumes CFO Role at Safaricom on an Interim Basis

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A few weeks ago, it was announced that Sateesh Kamath was going to leave Safaricom as its CFO. The development is effective as of...
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Safaricom Re-energizes Ethiopia Entry with Bid for Telco License

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Back in April, Ethiopia opened the floor for new players who wanted to be part of its telco space, particularly in mobile money. When...
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M-PESA Business App Visualizes Trends and Manages Merchant Accounts on a Tap

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Safaricom has released M-PESA Business App. It is developed to help merchants visualize trends from their tills, and includes additional features such as growth tracking, access to full statements, and ease of making transactions. The app is available on Android for now. iPhones will be served at a future date.
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How to Apply for a Temporary Paybill Number for Fundraising

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Paybill numbers have come a long way, and are one of the reasons M-PESA features are so loved and widespread. The issuance of the numbers,...
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How to Read Nation, Standard, The Star and Business Daily Newspapers Online

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Kenyans can now access the main catalog of local newspapers from their mobile devices. Access is done following a collaboration between media houses and...
Safaricom Foundation Trustee Steve Chege (right) hands over a mobile device to Renaldah Mjomba, representative of Zizi Afrique Director at Safaricom Headquarters. Safaricom Foundation donated over 70 mobile devices to students who have been shortlisted for the Foundation’s Technical, Vocational Education, and Training (TVET) programme.

Safaricom Online Education Training Program is Live with 300 Students

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Word for the Safaricom Foundation has it that 300 students who were shortlisted for the institution’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will...
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Safaricom Customers Redeem 1 Billion Points Worth KES 330 Million in Two Months

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Safaricom loyalty program Bonga Points has been around for as long as I can remember. Customer get a point for every KES 10 they...
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Safaricom CFO Sateesh Kamath Leaves Company for Similar Role in Vodafone Business

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Safaricom CFO Sateesh Kamath will be leaving the company. His new venture is a similar role for Vodafone Business that will start in July...
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Safaricom Goes to the Masses with New Ultra-Cheap YouTube Bundle

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When they are not giving you a cheap phone that you can pay for as little as KES 20 per day, carrier Safaricom and...
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Relevant Content Still Lacking for Mass Digital Inclusion

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Digital services and the internet as a whole are very much at the heart now of how the public, economic, and social life run....
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Safaricom Shop Closed Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Safaricom has today announced that they have closed the Thika Road Mall shop after an employee was found to be COVID-19 positive. "This morning, Safaricom...

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