Kenneth Odero

Kenneth Odero

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I tell stories that bridge cultural gaps among people through my writing, and I have a keen eye for news and analysis. Contributor at iAfrikan

As M-Pesa Turns 10, New Regulations Are Challenging Its Dominance In Kenya's Mobile Money Sector

Game-changing mobile money service M-Pesa was launched by Safaricom on 6 March 2007, and is turning ten this year. The service has revolutionized the remittances and payments space in the country, expanding access to retail financial services in ten countries with an estimated 29.5 million active users processing up

With PesaLink, Kenyan Banks Are Hoping To Cut M-Pesa Out Of The Peer-to-Peer Cash Transfer Equation

Kenyan banks are looking to take on M-Pesa in the money transfer space with a new interbank transfer service known as PesaLink, which will allow users to transfer money to and from their bank accounts through their phones. PesaLink, which was launched by the Kenya Bankers Association, allows users to

Echo Mobile's Smart Matatu App Enables Commuters To Report Instances Of Bad Driving In Real Time

Road accidents claim up to 3000 lives annually in Kenya according to statistics by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), and many of these road accidents can be prevented by simply adhering to traffic rules. Many of these accidents involve public service vehicles, which account for up to 80

Tanzania’s Bus Rapid Transit Project Has Received A $290 Million Boost From The World Bank

Tanzania’s head of state, John Magufuli, commissioned a $290 million public transport system in Dar es Salaam to ease traffic congestion in the city. Dar es Salaam is the largest city in the East African region with a population of approximately five million inhabitants, and the large population has

Kenya's Latest Healthcare Crisis Highlights How Social Media Can Serve As A Force For Public Good

Kenyan medical practitioners announced that they would down their tools on 5 December, following the failure of the national government to honour a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that it had signed with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists' Union. The strike commenced two days later, leading to the closure of

The Kenyan Government Will Only Shut Down The Internet During Elections 'If Things Get Out Of Hand'

Kenyan social media users will come under increased surveillance as the country prepares for the general election scheduled for August, the country's Communications Authority warned. In addition to keeping track of hate speech online and on social media, the Communications Authority will monitor mobile communications. "We are using all

Auditor-General's Reports Reveal Loopholes In The Government Of Kenya's IFMIS Financial Management System

The Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) is the backbone of the Government of Kenya’s financial management system. It serves as the nerve centre through which financial transactions carried out by the government are carried out, producing receipts and records that are saved in lieu of a paper trail.