Dominic Kirui

Safaricom, KEWI deploy smart water metering in tech skills drive

The two entities are deploying the system, which leverages the Internet of Things, a drive aiming to develop skills to manage the technology.
Dominic Kirui

Kenya celebrates freedom day betting on tech for prosperity

President William Ruto celebrated technology, in particular Kenyan fintech and other innovations that are making it possible to serve Kenyans.

Mpesa Foundation launches free medical camps in Kenya

The programme will be spread across all 47 geographic regions (counties) in Kenya, and is expected to reach 60 000 people.
22 May

Kenya to release a million locally assembled smartphones

The smartphone project will enable ease access to affordable smartphones, enhancing Kenya’s digital inclusion drive.

Vodafone to sell M-Pesa holding company for a dollar

Completion of the transaction is subject to various approvals, which are expected to be obtained before or during July 2023.

Safaricom hastens Kenya public sector digital transformation

14 counties are set benefit from various technology solutions offered by  Safaricom to unlock their economic potential.

Ethiopia grants Safaricom's M-Pesa mobile money license

Mpesa is set to compete against EthioTelecom’s Telebirr mobile money offering.
May 5, 2023

Ecobank, fintech Fingo Africa debut youth banking app in Kenya

The App enables users to open a bank account via their mobile phone in less than four minutes, send money, pay bills and buy airtime.
May 4, 2023

Kenya's Central Bank launches QR code for financial institutions

The introduction of QR payments by the Central Bank is the latest step by Kenya towards expanding the growing digital payments ecosystem.
Apr 28, 2023

Safaricom partners with Kenyan lender to launch student mobile wallet

The mobile wallet, targeting 420,000 students annually, enables them to apply for loans, access upkeep funds, withdraw funds, view loan status, and repay loans.
Apr 14, 2023

Jumia Kenya records highest loss in a decade

The company recorded its highest loss since the online shopping group set up shop in the East African country in May 2013.
Aug 2, 2022

Safaricom’s Michael Joseph redeployed to lead Ethiopia campaign

Joseph steps down as Board Chairperson and is replaced by John Ngumi.

Kenya’s tech regulator issues ultimatum on IPv6 migration

Communications Authority of Kenya says by July 2023, only IPv6-compatible devices will work.