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paybill charges TELECOMMUNICATION

Paybill charges set to drop as Safaricom reinstates Bank-Mpesa transaction fees

Mobile payment provider Safaricom is set to lower its Paybill charges for customers and businesses starting January 1, 2023. This move is in response to the increasing demand for mobile…

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homa bay county KENYA

Safaricom and its foundations invest in maternal healthcare facilities in Homa Bay County

Safaricom and its two foundations have unveiled new maternal healthcare facilities worth KES 38 million ($358,000) in Homa Bay County, Kenya. The Safaricom Foundation has renovated the Newborn Unit at…

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BANKING BUSINESS CYBER SECURITY MOBILE MONEY TECHNOLOGY

Privacy Scorecard Exposes Abuse Of Personal Information By Telcos & Financial Institutions in Kenya & Uganda

The 2022 Privacy scorecard report recently launched by Unwanted Witness in partnership with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) has warned that personal data is in…

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Safaricom & Google Partner To Grow YouTube Content

Safaricom has partnered with Google to promote and grow Short Video content by offering subsidized data costs for uploads. This will be alongside the #Safaricomshortschallenge campaign where YouTubers will stand…

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TECH NEWS TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom Connects Persons With Disabilities With Job Opportunities Through Portal

Safaricom has partnered with the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) to connect persons with disabilities with job opportunities through an online portal. The portal, powered by IT service…

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TECH NEWS

Safaricom Seeks To Nurture Home-Grown Software Engineering In New Summit

Safaricom has launched an annual engineering summit meant to promote an engineering culture, attract talent, and foster collaboration with other industry players in the country. The inaugural summit recently held…

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BUSINESS NEWS TECH NEWS TELECOMMUNICATION

Airtel, Telkom & Safaricom Interoperability Has Come A Long Way In The Last Decade

The Telecommunications industry in Kenya has made enormous steps in the last decade putting Kenya on the international grid. The Information, Communication, and Technology space and ability brought forth by…

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BUSINESS NEWS TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom To Use Auctioneers Against Mobile Loan Defaulters

Safaricom will soon come for your property for defaulting loans acquired through the telcos credit products; Fuliza, M-Shwari, KCB-Mpesa, and the latest product Faraja. Faraja was recently launched by Safaricom…

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Safaricom Zuri TELECOMMUNICATION

I tried Safaricom Zuri on WhatsApp – It’s so dumb

Approximately every five years the word AI receives a new operational definition. There was a time the word applied to any machine that could perform binary computation, where your typical…

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New Safaricom postpay TELECOMMUNICATION

The new Safaricom Postpay with no-expiry is very tempting – I may just hop in

Hate it or love it Safaricom still offers the best mobile Internet service in the country, although extremely expensive. But the expensive part seems to have reduced from extremely expensive…

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TECHNOLOGY

Smallholder Farmers’ Platform Recognized For Using Old Technology To Improve Lives

DigiFarm has been recognized for demonstrating notable collaboration between stakeholders, demonstrating how old technology can be used to improve the lives. The Safaricom backed platform has been awarded the Best…

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Peter Ndegwa new Safaricom CEO LIFESTYLE PEOPLE AND PROFILES

The appointment of Peter Ndegwa as the new Safaricom CEO has already raised eyebrows

Finally it has been done. Safaricom has a new CEO. He is Peter Ndegwa – currently the CEO of Diageo Continental Europe. Peter Ndegwa has an extensive experience in management,…

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1 million jobs Safaricom TELECOMMUNICATION

1 million jobs – the amount of direct/indirect jobs Safaricom currently provides

1 million jobs, more precisely, 979,000 jobs, are the number of jobs currently sustained by Safaricom, both directly and indirectly, as the biggest telecommunication company continues to contribute to the…

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TECHNOLOGY

BLAZE BYOB Convenes Hundreds Of Youth In Kisumu County

BLAZE by Safaricom held its third summit of the fourth season of BLAZE Be Your Own Boss in Kisumu County where attendees interacted with local mentors who are industry experts…

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masoko TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom Eyes Masoko Expansion Beyond Kenya By 2020, Opens Up Innovations Platform For Fintechs

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has announced plans to expand its e-commerce proposition Masoko to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by year 2020. This is on the backdrop of an expected growth of Smartphones…

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BUSINESS

Telecommunication Industry On Its Knees As Government Suspends Licenses For Betting Firms

Telecommunication companies in Kenya have appealed to the government to withdraw the order that requires telcos to shut down the pay bill numbers and short codes of betting companies whose…

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TECHNOLOGY

Young Scientists Kenya To Reward Top Innovators In Science & Technology

Young scientists Kenya (YSK) will be holding the National Science and Technology Exhibition in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, The Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom. The exhibition…

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TECHNOLOGY

‘Fintech In The Savanna’ Attracts Millions In Financial Boost From Kenyan Corporates

July 2019 marks yet another year of significant investment in financial technology in the realisation that the future of banking is in digital finance. Firms in the digital finance sector…

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KENYA TELECOMMUNICATION

Michael Joseph Makes A Come Back After Bob Collymore’s Passing

Following the passing on of the Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Robert (Bob) William Collymore on 1 July 2019, the telecom giant has appointed an interim CEO. At a…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Sambaza, Please call me, or the new Safaricom Reverse Call service? What would you prefer?

I hate please call me texts, I prefer missed calls (flash). Worse than please call me is “Nisambizie credo”, especially when it comes from someone … (wacha tu). Now that…

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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Kenyan Bus Ticketing Startup Aims To Transform Transport Systems Through Partnership

Travelers boarding Easy Coach, Modern Coast, Greenline, Palmers and East African Shuttles can now book and purchase bus tickets online and make payments through M-Pesa. This follows Safaricom’s partnership with…

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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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TELECOMMUNICATION

Safaricom Subscribers To Enjoy Additional Gigabytes On Monthly Purchase

Safaricom subscribers purchasing the all in on monthly bundles will now enjoy an additional 5 Gigabytes of YouTube free of cost for the next 30 days. The move by the…

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KENYA TECHNOLOGY

UNICEF, Safaricom Partner To Provide Youth Easy Access To Skills & Careers

Kenyan youth and citizens will now be in a position to take part in critical discussions and voice their opinions thanks to the Internet of Good Things launched by UNICEF…

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Safaricom collapse TELECOMMUNICATION

Can Safaricom collapse under a Kenyan CEO?

Bob Collymore’s latest tenure as the CEO of Safaricom comes to an end in August 2019, a tenure that he doesn’t want to renew given that he wants to focus…

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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

Safaricom and ShowMax Tap Into The Anticipated Game of Thrones

Safaricom has partnered with ShowMax in an attempt to clinch online subscribers as school holidays enter the second week. In a deal meant to provide a one-month unlimited access to…

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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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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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