CEO Weekends: GOtv Kenya Customers Can Now Acquire Set Boxes Through M-SHWARI


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Kenyans can now acquire a GOtv decoder on credit from M-Shwari in a timely move that will ensure they catch the 2014 FIFA World Cup action live from Brazil in June.

The partnership between CBA, Safaricom and MultiChoice rides on the revolutionary M-Shwari platform that has made it possible for millions of Kenyans to save, earn interest and borrow money using their mobile phones.

MultiChoice Kenya General Manager, Danny Mucira said that as a high quality pay television service in Kenya, MultiChoice has always ensured that it is on the cutting edge of technology, content and service, which has resulted in consistent improvements in our subscribers viewing and enjoyment.

“This timely partnership with Kenya’s top home-grown brands will ensure that Kenyans are able to experience the digital television revolution and the world’s most popular event in their own homes with easy payment options,” said Mucira.

Safaricom’s General Manager of Financial Services, Betty Mwangi-Thuo said: “We are always coming up with products and services that fit into our customers’ lifestyles and through this partnership, we are allowing our 7 million plus M-Shwari customers to access decoders on credit thereby assisting Kenyans advance technologically. Subsequently, we are contributing towards widening the bracket of Kenyans with easy access to local and global information thus in empowering more Kenyans.”

“As a bank, we remain committed to providing quality, convenient and affordable financial solutions to customers taking advantage of technology to enhance customer experience,” said CBA Kenya Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Ngunze.

The GOtv decoder loan from M-Shwari will enable customers access a decoder at a cost of Ksh. 3,499 payable in three monthly installments. In order to qualify for the loan one needs to be an M- Shwari customer and have a loan limit of at least Ksh. 1,000. To access this loan, a customer needs to dial *234*6#.

Customers can sign up for M-Shwari by going to the Safaricom menu on their phone, select “M-PESA”, go to “My Account”, then “Update Menu”, then enter “M-PESA PIN” and wait to receive the updated M-PESA menu. After receiving updated menu, customers go to M-PESA, M-Shwari menu and accept terms & conditions.