TECHNOLOGY

How To Buy Bitcoin Using Mobile Money

Long gone are the days when bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were seen as something to shun. While many Kenyans were understandably skeptical at first, the tides have turned. Kenya is…

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Uhuru roots for MPESA in Ethiopia, urges Abiy to open up mobile money services

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Ethiopian government to also consider opening up opportunities for mobile money services as part of the telecommunications liberalization process while assuring Ethiopians that Kenya’s…

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MOBILE MONEY

A sigh of relief as Safaricom waives MPESA charges in efforts to tackle coronavirus pandemic

Telco company Safaricom PLC has today waived fees on the Mobile Money Transfer, MPESA for transactions below Ksh1,000 following the coronavirus pandemic that has threatened to bring the planet down…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom Seeks Full Ownership Of M-Pesa’s Intellectual Property

As Safaricom looks to expand M-Pesa services to other countries within the African continent, efforts to acquire the intellectual property rights from Britain’s Vodafone have begun, Safaricom’s CEO, Bob Collymore…

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BUSINESS

Kenyans In The Real Economy, Agriculture and SMEs To Benefit From Equity, Safaricom Pact

Equity and Safaricom have signed a business pact that aims to see both parties collaborate on delivering critical services using an innovative combination of technology and finance. Projects likely to…

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TECHNOLOGY

Kenyans To Contribute To Social Security Fund Through Mobile Money

Kenyans will now be in a position to remit their social security funds and other payments to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) through mobile money. NSSF in conjunction with…

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AFRICA

Sports Betting in Africa- What is fuelling it?

A few days ago I watched a video of Tanzania fan of Yanga (Young Africans Sports Club) talking about how he was feeling bad after losing the match to arch…

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TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom On SIM Swap And Expensive Data Solutions

SIM swap being the latest method fraudsters have devised to extort money from Kenyans, hundreds of cases were reported in the month of July and August when Kenyans took to…

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Mark Zuckerberg set to roll out a mobile payment platform in India

Facing intense scrutiny in India over the spread of misinformation and fake news on WhatsApp, its parent company Facebook has said it is waiting for a green signal from the…

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ENTERTAINMENT

How Technology has Contributed to the Growth of Sport Betting Industry in Kenya

The success of sport betting in Kenya has been discussed at length including the recent introduction of the new taxes. But I think the part which is little talked about…

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TECH NEWS

Good news as MPESA gets integrated into Google Playstore

Giant search company, Google has integrated M-Pesa as a form of payment into the Google play store making it easier for Kenyans to buy apps and tokens on the platform.The…

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It must be MPESA that has been responsible Kenya’s economic stability since 2007

It must be MPESA that is responsible Kenya’s economic stability since 2007. Let me explain: It can be confidently argued that Kenya experienced her worst economic moments during Moi era….

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MOBILE MONEY

Safaricom Dominance : Why Other Telcos Need To Innovate To Survive

On the story asking why Wangusi was sent home, I mentioned that Safaricom dominance issue could not be the reason. Since then I have spent a lot of time thinking…

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TECH NEWS

Airtel and Telkom eye MPESA Billions in new system

Safaricom’s dominance in the mobile market is set to face the ultimate test as the government seeks to implement recommendations from a 2017 report on the state of dominance in…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom’s ‘jitambulishe’ to recognize customers through their voices

Safaricom has rolled out jitambulishe a service that will now allow customers to use their voices for authentication before accessing assisted services such as resetting M-PESA PIN, and PUK requests,…

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TECH NEWS

KCB Quarter financial report: Interest cap and political tension to blame for Low interest income

Fees and commissions saw KCB Group’s total non-interest income read at Ksh 17.5 billion an increase of 18.4% against the same period in 2016. The financial institution posted a pre-tax…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom launches MPESA 1Tap an NFC based reader

Following trials over the last four months in Nakuru, Safaricom has today announced the availability of M-PESA 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri. M-PESA 1Tap will be available…

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BUSINESS

Madaraka Express tickets to be made through an SMS based platform

Kenyans will now enjoy an additional service that will enable them to book and pay for tickets on the Madaraka Express through their mobile phones. This follows the introduction of…

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BANKING

Ten Years Down The Line and 80% Of Kenyan GDP Pass Through M-PESA

The year 2017 will probably be more associated with the forth-coming general elections in Kenya and whatever will happen thereafter but this is also the year M-PESA turned ten.  M-pesa…

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MOBILE MONEY

The upcoming Telkom Money will also go nowhere

Orange Money is no more, this is because Telkom Kenya discontinued the platform; being one the changes the teleco made when it rebranded from Orange to Telkom Kenya. One of…

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TECH NEWS

A glance at MPOST service by Posta Kenya

To most of us, postal addresses have no meaning. I mean, letters? But if this is your perspective, perhaps it is because you are yet to receive bills using the…

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BANKING

Kenyans transact over 3 Trillion via Mobile money.

3.35trillion. This is the amount of money moved via mobile money transfer in the last one year. This represents a 20% growth from the previous year to hit the 3trillion…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

M-Pesa may be forced to break away from Safaricom

The Communications authority (CA) may compel Safaricom to hive off M-Pesa. This is among some of the recommendation made in a yet to be delivered report by Analysis Mason, International consultants…

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BUSINESS

NSE: Safaricom evaluated at more than the next nine companies merged

Valued at 719 billion, Safaricom’s market evaluation is 9 times worth more than the next 9 companies combined.  KenGen, EABL , BAT Kenya, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered, Bamburi Cement, KCB,…

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MOBILE MONEY

Now I know why the MPESA Agent spoilt my travel plans

Time is money is a saying that demands that long distance journeys be done at night; even if the government doesn’t like it – even if some would rather lie beside…

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MOBILE MONEY

Mobile Money Loans are money fleecing schemes as KCB MPESA increases interest rates to 72 percent

The Interest rates in Kenya currently stands at an all time high of between 28 and 30 percent thanks to the government’s decision to partake in a borrowing spree both…

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MOBILE MONEY

Equitel has been launched alright, but it might not be the deal breaker

After more than a year in the courts over the launch of its thin SIM technology, Equity Bank finally launched the Equitel thin SIM card specifically meant to take on…

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APP REVIEWS

TumaPesa puts a stop to sending MPESA to wrong numbers

Mobile money users in Kenya – and the rest of the word – have one major challenge: to send money only to land in the wrong hands. Many Kenyans using…

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APP REVIEWS

For those who don’t know Okoa Jahazi Shortcode, don’t ask, use Safcom Speedy

Introduction If you are in Kenya right now, chances are you are using a Safaricom line. Actually, there’s a 65 percent chance that you are a Safaricom user. If that…

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TECH NEWS

Bob Collymore gets two more years to lead Safaricom

Amid jubilation by Telecommunications Company and following another year of immense profits and leadership in the industry, Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore has something to be happy about, he has received…

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