TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom Garners Over 30 Million Subscribers As Airtel & Telkom Struggle In New Merger

Safaricom has announced that it has hit over 30 million subscribers on its network, cementing the telco’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in Kenya today. The amount…

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TECHNOLOGY

Bungoma Shopkeeper Now Millionaire In Shukrani Kocho Kocho Campaign

Safaricom’s Kocho Kocho campaign has been rewarding Kenyans for their loyalty to the telco across counties. The ten-week promotion now on its third week seeks to reward more than 5…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Terror Suspect Blames Safaricom Over Dusit Attack Transactions

Diamond Trust Bank manager, Sophia Njoki Mbogo has accused Safaricom of allowing the release of funds to a man said to have financed the Dusit attack that took place on…

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TECH NEWS

M-Pesa services to be unavailable for thirteen consecutive hours

Safaricom will on Saturday 9th September 2017 conduct a planned upgrade on the M-PESA platform. This upgrade comes a decade after Safaricom launched the service and two years after the company deployed…

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TECH NEWS

Middle man’s loss as Kenyans pay for SGR tickets through mobile money

Passengers who consider using the recently- launched Standard Gauge Railway will now enjoy the convenience of paying for train tickets via Mpesa, thus creating a solution to the issue of…

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BUSINESS

M-Pesa Kadogo – Safaricom drops charges for sending funds below Ksh.100

Why do you have to pay money to send money? That is a question that has been posed a number of times but somehow eluded the ears of the target…

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KENYA

How to send money from Airtel to any network subscriber in Kenya (Safaricom or Orange) for free

Most individuals in Kenya use M-Pesa to send money to friends, family and acquaintances. The downside of this is that Safaricom double charges you. Yes, that is the truth. You…

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mobile money KENYA

How to send money to any mobile money provider (M-Pesa, Airtel Money and Orange Money)

Every single mobile service provider in Kenya offers a mobile payment service. Safaricom are the pioneer’s in this segment with their M-Pesa platform. The other Telco’s saw how impressive this…

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KENYA

Equitel Money has doubled its value of transactions while M-Pesa drops

Equitel money, the mobile transfer service from Equity Bank, has doubled its value of transactions in the mobile money business in three months. The latest report from the market oversight…

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MOBILE MONEY

Shs 5 million Stawisha na M-shwari winner is a 24 year old Student

24 Year old Leonard Kiplangat, a 4th year student at Moi University, has emerged as the KShs. 5 million winner in the Stawisha Na M-Shwari promotion. Mr. Kiplangat, a B.Sc. Education…

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OPINION

We do not own data: Stop burning mobile phones and tablets

The exam cheating menace has been a big shock to me, not that I am unaware this has been going on for years, but because I did not know it…

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MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom subscribers can now access M-Pesa statements on dial

Safaricom subscribers will now be in a position access their monthly M-PESA statements free of charge via email. The new development by the company has been influenced by M-PESA users…

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TECH NEWS

M-PESA won two international awards

M-PESA is making Safaricom proud across the globe. The mobile money solution has helped Kenyans sort out money related challenges effectively. To honor that, M-PESA has received two international accolades…

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BUSINESS

Kenya is where China was 10 years ago

Kenya has been named top of the entrepreneurial spirit ahead of any other country on the continent with scores high in tech transfer, research and development expenditures. The early released…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom celebrates 15th anniversary by awarding customers

Safaricom has rolled out a 60 day promotion to celebrate its 15th anniversary. ‘Shangwe Mtaani’ will reward more than 116,000 customers in seven regions across the country. Customers in Nairobi,…

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KENYA

Government to sell Treasury Bonds to ordinary Kenyans via mobile phones

The government has opened treasury bonds to mobile users through a new platform; M-Akiba a development that points to the growing relevance of mobile money solutions in the evolving e-payments…

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MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom lets local and international developers in on the new M-PESA platform

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has opened up its M-PESA platform to allow local and international developers to come up with next-generation applications that will work with the most preferred mobile money…

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BANKING

Safaricom to apply charges on 190 banks and financial institutions riding on M-Pesa platform

Safaricom has done it again! Seen a business opportunity where no one saw. Well, we have been all merry on the new convergence of banks and telcos that has made…

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Safaricom TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom CEO now official board member of ACUMEN

Just three months after re-appointment as CEO of Safaricom, Bob Collymore has joined the board of Acumen, a non-profit social venture fund that invests in companies, leaders and ideas that…

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BANKING

Standard Chartered signs up M-Pesa to provide faster cash settlement to M-Pesa merchants

Business Customers and M-PESA agents will henceforth access their float in real time 24/7 following a partnership between Standard Chartered and Safaricom. The move follows the integration of the M-PESA…

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KENYA

iTax scoops Best Award and Exhibition Experience at a prestigious awards ceremony

  The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has been awarded the Best Award and Exhibition Experience at the just concluded 5th Edition of the African Public Service Day held in Brazzaville,…

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TECH NEWS

Digital Economy: Software coding and computer literacy future key drivers in the workplace

The technology world has always been prone to buzzwords, some of which make the cut into day-to-day conversation, while others disappear in a lexicon haze. For example, the cloud is…

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TECH NEWS

Kenyans would rather buy toothpaste squeeze by squeeze; Bob Collymore tells CNN

Telecommunications business in Africa has over the time become vibrant and highly competitive. In the last five years, the continent has had the fastest telecoms growth in the world.  This…

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TECH NEWS

M-PESA server migration won’t make any difference for the ‘mwananchi’ due to Vodafone ties

Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore may be having best intentions in mind for Kenyans in new talks with the teleco’s partner Vodafone, to reduce propriety fees which even after server migration…

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HOME APPLIANCES

This is what the big box is all about

After long anticipation for ‘The Box’ from Safaricom, the company has finally launched the DVB-2 device known as ‘TheBigBox’ designed to deliver a unique hybrid data solution that will enable…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom Profits have largely come from mobile money and data

Safaricom profits are up by 38% after tax to Kshs 31.9bn in the year ended 31st March 2015 in what was influenced by the diversified use of Mobile money platform…

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TECH NEWS

Kenyans hope for lower transaction fees as Safaricom brings M-Pesa home

After 24 months of installing M-Pesa servers locally, the telco has finally brought the mobile money services home after a weekend of indefinite shut down. The company has promised uninterrupted…

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TECH NEWS

M-PESA shutdown: M-PESA to be unavailable the large part of this weekend

M-PESA shutdown is coming this weekend as per the schedule provided below: FROM THURSDAY Registration of new customers will not be allowed starting Thursday to Sunday. Transfer of cash to…

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TECH NEWS

Second generation M-PESA coming soon

In a quest to ensure a performance of full scale system upgrade aimed at improving efficiency and speed over the next week, Safaricom has announced commencement of its final preparations…

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TECH NEWS

Understanding KCB M-PESA Account

There is a new mobile bank product in town courtesy of KCB and Safaricom – the KCB M-PESA Account. This comes after KCB introduced another mobile bank product that they…

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