Tag Archives: M-Pesa

Safaricom partners with MTN to spread M-Pesa services to 19 African countries

Kenya’s Safaricom has partnered with mobile phone service provider MTN in a new venture that will enable its 19.5 million M-Pesa users to send and receive money from 19 African… Read more »

[VIDEO] M-PESA’s new rival featured on Innovate Africa on Al Jazeera

In this week’s episode of Innovate Africa, co-host Tapfuma Makina visits Nairobi to meet Kariuki Gathitu, founder of Zege Technologies. Zege has launched MPayer, a mobile payment alternative to MPESA, aimed at… Read more »

WAVE APP: Send money to Kenya, Instant transfers from your debit card to M-Pesa

Description Send Money to Kenya, with Love: ** Instant, no fee transfers from your debit card to M-Pesa accounts in Kenya. ** The best exchange rates. Always. ** Wave charges… Read more »

Safaricom targets diaspora cash in deal with US firm

Skrill-Mpesa-UK Safaricom is set to sign a partnership deal with a US-based online payments and cash remittances company that could see it earn lucrative commissions from the multi-billion shilling remittances sent… Read more »

Video:Jaguar Clears School Fees For ‘Otongolo Time’ Narrator, Daniel Awira-More help is Needed

[embedplusvideo height=”365″ width=”600″ standard=”″ vars=”ytid=6MTbkI9WdWg&width=600&height=365&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep2194″ /] Daniel Owira stood in front of the President, giving a memorable performance, an experience he says he could never have dreamed of. This… Read more »

Safaricom targets online shoppers with SA firm deal

Safaricom has taken its mobile money platform M-Pesa online in a deal that allows its 16 million users to pay for goods and services on the Internet. The telco has… Read more »

Safaricom stole our idea to roll out M-Shwari, Faulu Kenya says.

A financial institution has moved to court to stop Safaricom from operating a recently launched saving and lending service, saying the mobile service provider copied its idea. Faulu Kenya, a… Read more »

Why Kenyan apps developers are not making money

As far as innovation in the technology world goes, Kenya stands among the giants, with acclaimed titles that have had a massive impact on the global economy. M-Pesa and Ushahidi… Read more »

Kenyans frustrated as M-Pesa fails

Some business people boarded buses confident that by the time they reached town, their friends or relatives would have sent them money through M-Pesa for the day’s stock. Others committed… Read more »

Vodafone takes M-Pesa global

British telecoms giant Vodafone Plc has opened up its mobile money platform M-Pesa to rival operators in a move that could see millions of subscribers in 35 countries transfer money… Read more »

Kenya Mobile money deposits rise to Sh672 billion

Mobile money deposits for the year ending June 2012 rose by 38 per cent to exceed the half a trillion shilling mark, revealing just why the government can no longer… Read more »

M-Pesa promo offers Mercedes prize

Safaricom has launched a Kshs.18 million M-PESA promotion which will see a lucky customer drive away in a brand new Mercedes E200 valued at Kshs.7.7 million. In the promotion, 20… Read more »