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How to Register for Skiza Tunes

In 2009, Safaricom launched the Skiza Tunes service where the subscriber can entertain their callers with a song before they (the subscriber) can pick up his or her phone. By 2017, subscribers had downloaded at least 132,000 tunes, and the numbers keep rising steadily. You can use a Skiza Tune ...

How to Make Use of Safaricom Education Bundles

Following the increased spread of COVID-19 in the country, the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Prof. Magoha ruled that all schools would remain closed until next year (2021). Consequently, e-learning became one of the main channels of ensuring the continued education of students across the country. The Safaricom CEO agreed to ...

How to Buy Electricity Tokens Using Bonga Points.

  The Kenya Power and Lighting Company in Kenya has two systems of electricity service across the country. You can have either a post or pre-paid meter. The latter system requires its users to purchase electricity tokens, which they then feed into their meters to use up to their completion. ...

Safarcom kicks off smartphone loan program

Safaricom is set to kick of its KES 20 ($0.20) a day smartphone loan program in a bid to increase its data revenues. The Kenyan telco giant has partnered with Google to offer 1 million affordable smartphones for sale in the program. The firm has faced slow growth in the ...

Safaricom announces disruption of M-pesa services

Safaricom has this evening announced another M-Pesa service interruption that will start from 2359hrs to 0500 hrs in routine maintenance of their systems. The disruptions will affect all M-Pesa services including airtime purchase. “In this regard, our M-Pesa services shall be undergoing planned maintenance tonight Thursday 2nd of July 2020, ...

Safaricom announces five hours of M-Pesa outage

Safaricom has announced a five-hour M-Pesa services outage tomorrow June 18th as from 0000hours to 0500ahours in routine maintenance. The M-Pesa services under maintenance include all M-Pesa services including airtime purchase. “Our M-Pesa services shall be undergoing planned maintenance on the morning of Thursday 18th June 2020, between 0000 hrs ...

Safaricom CFO, Sateesh Kamath takes up new role in Vodafone

Safaricom CFO, Sateesh Kamath, has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer Vodafone Business, effective 1st July 2020. Sateesh will be reporting to Vinod Kumar, the current Chief Executive Officer Vodafone Business. He will also become a member of the Vodafone Group Finance Leadership Team. We will announce ...

Safaricom partners with Google to offer affordable YouTube bundle

Safaricom has Partnership with Google to support Kenyans as they turn to the internet for entertainment, education and to learn new skills. The partnership will help Kenyans leverage their digital and data capability to enable Kenyans to access the wide collection of entertainment, education, sports and news content available on YouTube. ...

Safaricom temporarily closes shops in Mombasa,Nairobi

Safaricom has today temporarily closed some of its shops in Nairobi and Mombasa branches to allow for sanitization and fumigation purposes. The affected shops include Safaricom Shops in Nyali and Rex House both in Mombasa, as well as Thika and Lavington Mall shops. Companies across the globe have taken the ...

Safaricom introduces SMS based feature to curb fraudsters

Safaricom has today introduced a new feature that alerts you via SMS when someone registers a line using your ID through an SMS number 707. Through their Twitter official page, Safaricom announced that they will be enabling the feature on our mobile phones. Safaricom is working on curbing fraud cases ...

Safaricom reports M-Pesa interruptions on App and Mshwari

Safaricom has reported M-Pesa outages for customers who access M-Pesa through My Safaricom App, KCB M-Pesa, and Mshwari. Customers have since been advised to be patient as they work on a solution to restore the service. "Please note that M-Pesa services on MYSafaricom App, Mshwari, and KCB M-Pesa are currently ...

Safaricom appoints Sitoyo Lopokoiyit to head M-Pesa Africa

Safaricom has appointed Sitoyo Lopokoiyit to head the newly created joint venture with South Africa’s Vodacom Group that will run the lucrative M-Pesa platform. Before his appointment, Sitoyo has been the Chief Officer for Financial Services in the company.  His appointment is part of the process to establish the joint ...

Peter Ndegwa Takes Over as Safaricom’s First Kenyan CEO

Peter Ndegwa reports today as the new Safaricom CEO. Ndegwa was appointed in the position in October 2019 following the demise of the companies CEO Bob Collymore in July 2019. He takes over the position from the interim  CEO Michael Joseph. Mr Ndegwa will also become Safaricom's first Kenyan CEO.  ...

Safaricom Signs Deal to Resell Amazon Web Services in Kenya

Safaricom has today announced an agreement with Amazon which will allow the telco to resell Amazon Web Services in Kenya. The Telco also becomes East Africa’s first Advance Consulting Partner member in Amazon Web Services Partner Network.  The agreement will accelerate Safaricom’s internal IT transformation, lower costs and provide it ...

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