Safaricom

Total 22 Posts

Kenya's dirty telecommunications war

Safaricom has argued against the Airtel and Telkom Kenya merger. This seemingly petty war reflect some of the underlying fight for market dominance that mobile telephone operators have waged for the last 19 years.

Kenya's payments silver bullet

We have all felt the immediate shock of key payment utilities going offline, whether as a consequence of ad-hoc system issues or scheduled maintenance. Here is a proposal on how they can be avoided.

Irrational capital

Irrational capital understands that bookkeeping, governance, streamlined daily operations et cetera can be paid for and that the ‘soft issues’ account for a lot more than credit for them is given and should be where the focus is.

Opportunities still exist in Kenya's FinTech ecosystem

No one in Kenya's FinTech supply chain and ecosystem has quite figured out how to remove or mitigate all points of resistance, which means that there is still room for others to come in and create different flavours of value that will resonate with consumers.

Mobile money for betting suspended in Kenya

Kenyan authorities have ordered Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya to suspend all mobile money transactions related to betting. The Betting Control and Licensing Board has said that none of the betting companies licenses have been renewed.

Scaling up lessons from M-PESA

There are some lessons for startups in how M-PESA managed to scale across Kenya. Although some of the success can be attributed to luck, some of it was methodical.

Michael Joseph appointed as acting CEO

Michael Joseph has been appointed as the acting CEO of Safaricom in Kenya. This follows after the passing of former CEO, Bob Collymore, who passed away on 1 July 2019.