Screen Shot 2013-04-30 at 6.11.21 PMThis is the last time we are talking BebaPay, the guys at Google Kenya couldn’t help save it as any techies so Google’s BebaPay will on March 15th, 2015 be off the streets and replaced by a MasterCard which will allow users to transact at all outlets accepting MasterCard®.

To migrate from your BebaPay Card to the Equity prepaid Card, please visit a BebaPay agent with your BebaPay Card and National I.D. before 15th March, 2015.

If you choose not to sign up for the new Equity prepaid MasterCard®, Google wants you to exhaust your balance on any BebaPay accepting buses before 15th March, 2015 or get a refund after 28th March, 2015.

Kindly take note of the following important dates related to the use of your BebaPay card:

  • 13th February, 2015: Last date to top up your BebaPay card through an agent

  • 20th February, 2015: Last date to top up your BebaPay card through mobile money

  • 15th March, 2015: Last date that you can pay with your BebaPay card

  • 1st April, 2015: Last date that you can access your BebaPay account online on

BebaPay bus lines included Channai Travellers, Citi Hoppa, City Star Shuttle, Compliant, Destination Connect
Forward Travellers, JulimaKimisa Sacco, Manchester Travellers, Meru Nissan Sacco,Mwi Sacco
Nangkis Sacco, NNK, Paradise System, RasasiStar Bus, Sunbird Services, Super Highway 45
Sweet Heavens Buses, Ummoiner Sacco, Unified POA and Zam Zam 45

  • KibePrenuer

    I think this was the most practical way of cashless payments for matatu fares without the need to procure additional hardware for you to operate them, all you needed is an NFC enabled phone. However with the new NTSA rules that required that payments platforms have a way of issuing fiscal receipts in hard copies, i think thats where it became hard for them to implement that. They were the pioneers of the cashless payments and i guess they would have gone far, i mean who needs receipts in hard copies, we all through them and litter our streets once we alight the matatus. For me Beba pay was working like a charm and am sad its going away.

  • Same thing I was about to say. What was it and why did it fail?

  • Michael Asola

    You did not tell us about the BebaPay miserable experience, I think we ought to know details so that we do not err in the techspace