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Safaricom says system maintenance to affect some services

Published 20 Jun 2019 11:38 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has announced an ongoing system maintenance, which will limits users' ability to forward and bar calls. The maintenance is expected to continue to ...

Safaricom, Equity deal to lend suppliers KES 200 mln

Published 20 Jun 2019 11:20 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom and Equity Bank have reached a financing deal that will enable the mobile firm's cash-strapped contractors to access up to KES 200 million in ...

Visa, KCB Bank Kenya and BAK digitise payments for motorcyclists

Published 20 Jun 2019 11:15 CET | Kenya

Vis is working with KCB Bank Kenya and the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) to digitise payments for motorcycle transport operators. The partnership kicks off with ...

iWay Africa to provide security service in Kenya after inking partnership with Panda Security

Published 20 Jun 2019 09:27 CET | Kenya

Global cybersecurity specialist Panda Security and ISP iWay Africa-Kenya have entered into a strategic cyber alliance that will enable iWay Africa to provide a managed ...

Safaricom releases new updates to mySafaricom app

Published 19 Jun 2019 13:34 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator, Safaricom said it has rollout out its M-Pesa Pin In App authentication to all users after a successful staff pilot phase which ran from 20 March. The service ...

Safaricom rolls out reverse call charging

Published 18 Jun 2019 15:55 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom announced the availability of its reverse call feature enabling its more than 31 million customers to pay for calls for loved ones. The service ...

Kenya mobile money transfers hit KES 1.06 trln in Q1

Published 18 Jun 2019 11:29 CET | Kenya

Kenya's mobile operators moved KES 1.06 trillion through mobile cash transfers during the first quarter of the year, data by the Central Bank shows. During the 90-day period, ...

Kenyan Parliament probes KBC over deal with Multichoice

Published 18 Jun 2019 10:43 CET | Kenya

Kenya's National Assembly has launched investigations into suspected fraud in the business partnerships between Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), MultiChoice Africa and ...

KRA demands KES 8.5 billion from Safaricom in tax arrears for betting firms

Published 18 Jun 2019 09:12 CET | Kenya

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is demanding KES 8.59 billion from Safaricom as withholding tax arrears due from two major betting firms, SportPesa and Betin Kenya, reports ...

Direct Pay Online launches B2B payment card in Kenya and Tanzania

Published 17 Jun 2019 09:25 CET | Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of

African provider Direct Pay Online (DPO) has launched the DumaCard business-to-business payment card in Kenya and Tanzania. It is available in plastic and virtual forms and ...

KBC wins rights to beam Africa Cup of Nations matches live

Published 13 Jun 2019 10:23 CET | Kenya

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has won the right to beam all 52 matches of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) men's football tournament. Cabinet secretary for ICT Joe ...

Safaricom sponsors Deaf Half Marathon on 16 June

Published 13 Jun 2019 08:33 CET | Kenya

Safaricom is sponsoring the sixth Deaf Half Marathon on 16 June 2019 in Kericho County to the tune of KES 2.5 million. This will cover winners' prizes including KES 100,000, ...

Nokia and Unicef tie up to improve digital literacy in Kenyan schools

Published 12 Jun 2019 14:41 CET | Kenya

Nokia and Unicef Kenya have launched a partnership at Nairobi Innovation Week to increase access to digital literacy for disadvantaged children. This includes girls and ...

Kenyan politician plans to sue telecom firms over data bundle expiry

Published 11 Jun 2019 14:12 CET | Kenya

Former governor of Kiambu county William Kabogo is contemplating suing telecom firms over data bundle expiry, reports Business Daily. Kabogo said that he had contracted ...

Safaricom staff appear in court over alleged KES 300mln extortion attempt

Published 11 Jun 2019 11:18 CET | Kenya

Two Safaricom employees have been charged with demanding KES 300 million from the company by threats. They appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi  on 10 June but ...

MultiChoice Kenya to broadcast 2019 Africa Cup of Nations men's football tournament

Published 11 Jun 2019 11:00 CET | Kenya

MultiChoice's SuperSport says it will broadcast all the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) men's football tournament matches live and in HD from Egypt to its DStv and GOtv ...

Telkom Kenya launches daily bundles with free night data, WhatsApp and calls

Published 11 Jun 2019 09:38 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya said its subscribers can now enjoy free data at night, free WhatsApp and free minutes for on-net calls when they sign up for the new daily data offering. The ...

Safaricom says banknote scanner roll-out runs to plan

Published 10 Jun 2019 14:10 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom says its drive to provide its agents with currency scanners to identify fake money will not be affected by the launch of new banknotes by the ...

Oppo set to launch A1k smartphone with 4000mAh battery in Kenya

Published 10 Jun 2019 12:51 CET | Kenya

Oppo said it will introduce its latest entry-level smartphone, the Oppo A1k by 21 June in Kenya. Boasting 32GB ROM and a 4,000 mAh battery, the A1k features a 6.1-inch LCD ...

Safaricom, Ethio Telecom agree to apply equal voice termination rates

Published 10 Jun 2019 09:20 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Ethiopian incumbent operator Ethio Telecom has reached an agreement with Kenya's Safaricom to apply equal termination tariff rates for voice calls. Ethio Telecom said this ...

Telkom Kenya supports free public Wi-Fi in Nairobi with large screens

Published 07 Jun 2019 10:04 CET | Kenya

Telkom Kenya has partnered with Nairobi County Government and Meelin Media to provide free Wi-Fi in certain parts of the city, in an effort to bridge the connectivity gap. ...

Safaricom runs special data offer on 02 June to mark 56 years of Kenyan independence

Published 31 May 2019 13:00 CET | Kenya

Safaricom has is running a special offer on 02 June of KES 56 of airtime for KES 20, as Kenya commemorates 56 years of independence. To purchase the offer, customers should ...

Safaricom sponsors run on 08 June

Published 31 May 2019 11:20 CET | Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has announced its sponsorship to the tune of KES 1 million for the thirteenth Henry Wanyoike Hope for the Future Run in Kikuyu on 08 June. It will ...

Boomplay plans to invest USD 1 mln in Kenya

Published 31 May 2019 10:53 CET | Kenya

African music streaming service Boomplay says its investing USD 1 million in Kenya, focusing on production and on artists and repertoire (A&R). Kenyan general manager Martha ...

Kenyan govt to invest USD 59 mln to connect to DARE cable system

Published 30 May 2019 10:12 CET | Djibouti, Kenya

Kenya plans to invest USD 59 million to deploy an extension of the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) and thus increase its data capabilities, Ecofin reported. Robert ...

 

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