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Huduma Namba cards distribution has begun in Nairobi

Huduma Namba cards distribution has begun in Nairobi

The government has announced that Huduma Namba cards are ready and are being distributed in Nairobi where residents are being alerted via SMS. According to the ministry of Interior, the first batch has been dispatched to huduma centres across the Nairobi Metropolitan Area and its 17 sub-county offices. Individuals will be able to collect their […]
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Ajua appoints Martin Mirero as Chief Technology Officer

Ajua appoints Martin Mirero as Chief Technology Officer

Ajua has made new additions to its leadership team with the appointment of Martin Mirero as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The integrated Customer Experience Company, formerly mSurvey seeks to scale and expand its operations across the region. The new CTO will lead the development of Ajua’s advanced technologies including leading Ajua’s engineering team […]
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Safaricom introduces Cashless Fare to 400 Nairobi Matatus

Safaricom introduces Cashless Fare to 400 Nairobi Matatus

Safaricom has today partnered with Forward Travelers to offer an M-PESA fare collection solution to commuters in Nairobi. The service dubbed Simple Fare, a mobile and financial integration technology developed by Netcen Interactives will enable commuters to pay fare through Lipa Na M-PESA with the payment immediately reflecting to the bus crew’s phones. The service […]
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Airtel to sell stake in its mobile money segment

Airtel to sell stake in its mobile money segment

Airtel Africa has announced plans to sell stake in its mobile financial services platform Airtel Money in a bid to raise cash. In a market update, the Group said that they are in discussions with various potential investors in relation to possible minority investments into Airtel Money. The telecommunications firm also announced that it was also […]
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Ukheshe, KCB Bank in Deal to Boost East African Payment Services

Ukheshe, KCB Bank in Deal to Boost East African Payment Services

Ukheshe, South African fintech startup has introduced a new Bank Identification Number (BIN) deal with Kenya-based lender KCB Bank Kenya. The new deal will see KCB sponsor Ukheshe’s Bank Identification Number (BIN) number, which will allow the startup to immediately issue both physical and virtual cards across East Africa where KCB has an extensive footprint. […]
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Google Unveils $10M Grant to Kenya for Post Covid-19 Recovery

Google Unveils $10M Grant to Kenya for Post Covid-19 Recovery

American tech giant Google has announced a 10 million US dollar package to support Kenya’s post Covid-19 recovery efforts. The announcement was made Wednesday evening by Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai during a virtual meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta on the sidelines of a public discussion on digital transformation in Africa organised by the […]
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