Dominic Kirui

Bolt completes 100 million rides in Kenya

Bolt, which is commemorating a decade in Kenya, claims to have more than tenfold increased its ride-hailing travels since its first year on the market.
Dominic Kirui
Aug 10, 2023

Airtel Money offers customers insurance coverage

Through this partnership, the parties hope to reach millions of Kenyans who lack access to formal insurance.
Aug 3, 2023

Safaricom, Uber join forces to settle fares using mobile money

The partnership with Uber will allow Safaricom to offer digital payments through M-PESA.

Kenya halts Sam Altman's Worldcoin project for security reasons

Kithure Kindiki, the interior minister, ordered the suspension today to allow government agencies to investigate potential threats to public safety.
Jul 20, 2023

Elon Musk's Starlink launches in Kenya

Subscribers will pay $650 for the kit - Starlink dish, mounting stand, cables, and a power source – and the monthly subscription fee is  $46.
Jul 19, 2023

TerraPay partners with Safaricom to facilitate remittances

Through this partnership, both companies aim to work towards creating a financially inclusive payments ecosystem.

Uganda imposes new tech tax on foreign firms

Foreign-owned tech companies in Uganda will pay 5% of their income to the government.

Kenya steps back from combative tech shareholding rule

The government made an about-turn on the contentious requirement for tech giants to relinquish 30 percent of shareholding to locals

US-based Sama expands BPO operations in Kenya

Kenya has the potential to become a major player in the global BPO market, and Sama wants to be a part of this growth, says the company.
Jul 10, 2023

Kenyan fintech Pesapal, Sokohela launch SME loan product

The firms say the product helps SMEs that often face difficulty accessing credit due to high-interest rates, and stringent collateral requirements.
Jul 7, 2023

Airtel Kenya unveils 5G in expansion drive

The telecom provider is expanding network coverage to meet the growing demand for data services
Jul 6, 2023

Kenyan fashion tech startup ShopZetu scores $1m funding

With the funding, Shopzetu plans to scale customer acquisition in Kenya and expand its vendor base to 1,000 brands.

Vodafone, Safaricom, USAID, launch $14m health project in Kenya

USAID will provide up to $5 million toward the initiative, and Vodafone Foundation and M-PESA Foundation announced an additional $9 million contribution.