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You Can Now Pay For Electricity By Redeeming Your Safaricom Bonga Points

by Vanessa Waithera
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You can now pay for electricity by redeeming your Safaricom bonga points.

Safaricom is always looking for ways to better people’s lives and we must applaud both Kenya Power and Kenya’s biggest mobile operator for their partnership.

When is the last time you redeemed your bonga points? Well, a majority of Kenyans use their bonga points for airtime or for data but now you can use your bonga points to purchase tokens or pay for your bills at the rate of 20 cents per Bong point.

Due to the economical pressure in many households currently both companies are looking for a way to give people some financial relief. 

With the guidelines and directives given by the Government because of the Coronavirus pandemic Kenya Power is looking for a way to provide customers with yet another cash-free avenue through which to pay for power. Kenyans are encouraged to pay their bills using mobile money platforms and bank transfers as alternative to cash payments.

Kenya Power Managing Director Bernard Ngugi said:

As an organization, we are acutely aware of the impact that this pandemic has had on
many Kenyans. We are therefore calling on our customers to take advantage of this
opportunity and pay for electricity using Bonga Points.

What is the Bonga loyalty scheme?

In case you’re not familiar with the Bonga loyalty scheme it is basically a system which allows you to accumulate points based on usage of services on it’s network. Many Kenyans have redeemed points towards food and household items.

According to Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa this new system will allow customers to have a variety of option customers can spend their points on.

Over the years, our customers have enjoyed rewards such as airtime, data bundles
and affordable devices for their loyalty to the Safaricom network. By partnering with
Kenya Power, we hope to give our customers more options and freedom in how they
utilize their loyalty points.

Customers paying for electricity using Bonga Points will be subjected to the applicable
electricity tariff as stipulated by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority.

How to redeem Bonga Points for electricity.

To redeem Bonga Points for electricity units, dial *126# and select ‘Lipa Na Bonga
Points’. Select ‘Pay Bill’ option, enter 888888 for postpaid or 888880 for prepaid and key
in your account or prepaid meter number.

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