Safaricom

Latest articles

1d
AllAfrica.com
Bonanza As Africa Prepares to Abolish Call Roaming Charges2015. Burundi and Tanzania are yet to join the ONA but the two are working on
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
2015. Burundi and Tanzania are yet to join the ONA but the two are working on a mechanism to harmonise the roaming rates. Safaricom and Airtel reduced their voice roaming charges by 60 per cent, leading to increased communication across the... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Avails Funds for Kenyan Education, HealthRift Valley region are the beneficiaries of different facilities valued at over
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Rift Valley region are the beneficiaries of different facilities valued at over Ksh28 million (US$271 000) courtesy of the Safaricom Foundation. Thousands of people including over 1 600 pupils from different schools are beneficiaries. Two medical... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
NSE Facing Tough Times in Final Quarter of the Yearmillion and outflows were $108.18 million. Companies that posted an increase i
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
million and outflows were $108.18 million. Companies that posted an increase in share price during Quarter Three included Safaricom, Kenolkobil, Equity Bank, KCB, Co-operative Bank, Britam and Kengen. "Quarter Two (April to June) saw earnings... Read more
4d
AllAfrica.com
Nasa Demos Fail to Slow Down IEBC's Poll Preparationsafter vetting," Dr Akombe said. The commission has also resolved to have all t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
after vetting," Dr Akombe said. The commission has also resolved to have all the 40,883 elections kits fitted with a Safaricom sim-card owing to the mobile phone company's near-full coverage of the country. Dr Akombe also insisted that the... Read more
435 related articles
4d
AllAfrica.com
Polls Body Prints Ballot Papersshe said. At the same time, the commission has said it will stick to its partn
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
she said. At the same time, the commission has said it will stick to its partnership with leading telecommunications firm Safaricom in the transmission of results. “To tell you that we will not use Safaricom, we would be lying. We do not have any... Read more
5d
AllAfrica.com
MPs Set to Go On Recess Thursdaymaterials, general operations, wages and allowances for election officials and
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
materials, general operations, wages and allowances for election officials and the police among others. Network providers; Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom- Kenya will consume Sh1 billion. The MPs also awarded themselves extra Sh1.5 billion for the... Read more
6d
AllAfrica.com
Tuskys Corporate Transformation Efforts Receive Global CommendationAfrica Superbrand Top 20 and Samsung Africa's most valued distributor in East A
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Africa Superbrand Top 20 and Samsung Africa's most valued distributor in East Africa award winner. Alongside Tuskys, local Safaricom Limited and Royal Media Services, Citizen TV brand also picked national category awards presented by World Branding... Read more
6d
AllAfrica.com
Stakeholders Partner to Empower Crisis-Torn Kenya Girlsto their full potential," she said. Partners in the scheme include government,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
to their full potential," she said. Partners in the scheme include government, Gina Din Group, European Union, Huawei and Safaricom. "We applaud the Government of Kenya and our partners UNFPA and Safaricom Foundation for their leadership and... Read more
6d
AllAfrica.com
Silverbacks Call Off Trip to Nairobi Safaricom 7sRwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has cancelled plans to participate in this year's
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has cancelled plans to participate in this year's Safaricom Sevens rugby tournament scheduled for November 3-5 in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Sevens, which attracts teams from different parts of the world, will take place... Read more
7d
AllAfrica.com
Kwesé Ventures Into EA's Growing TV Streaming Marketto the rest of the continent. "We already have agreements with mobile network
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
to the rest of the continent. "We already have agreements with mobile network operators across the continent including Safaricom, Vodafone and MTN. We will avail these services through their networks and clients will be able to access our... Read more
7d
AllAfrica.com
Allocation for Repeat Poll Raised to Sh12 BillionIEBC technology has three components -- Kiems configuration, the staff to under
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
IEBC technology has three components -- Kiems configuration, the staff to undertake the work and the results transmission system. Network service providers Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom will require Sh1.2 billion for the transmission of... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
Wait for Nail-Biting Dash on Oct 26, Raila Tells Followerschanges in the electoral commission and a new printer of ballot papers, as well
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
changes in the electoral commission and a new printer of ballot papers, as well as claims that telecommunications company Safaricom abetted irregularities in the last polls and attacks on Parliament as part of the proof that Mr Odinga does not... Read more
7 related articles
8d
AllAfrica.com
Odinga is Free to Withdraw From Poll, Kenyatta SaysNasa demands including, changes in the electoral commission, a new printer of t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Nasa demands including, changes in the electoral commission, a new printer of the presidential ballot papers, claims of Safaricom involvement in irregularities in last August polls and attacks on Parliament as clues indicating that Mr Odinga... Read more
7 related articles
8d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Internet Speeds the Fastest - OoklaNairobi — Safaricom has been named the fastest mobile network in the six months
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Nairobi — Safaricom has been named the fastest mobile network in the six months between April and September 2017 by speed test website Ookla. In its report, Ookla says Safaricom achieved a speed score of 19.80 providing faster average speeds to... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
We Are Investing to Create Better Customer Experience - MTN CEOthey decide to change their service providers). Your cross-border mobile money
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
they decide to change their service providers). Your cross-border mobile money transfer platform in partnership with Safaricom Kenya and MTN Uganda is facing competition from other operators. How has this affected you? That is the beauty of... Read more
9d
AllAfrica.com
Cgiar Wants to Build a Big Data Platform and Innovate With Start-Ups to Help Smallholder Farmersmake the diagnostics available to smallholder farmers and private and public ex
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
make the diagnostics available to smallholder farmers and private and public extension agents. Using its partnership with Safaricom, it will deliver relevant alerts on crop diseases and pests to 350,000 farmers in Kenya with the Vodafone farmer... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
Local Cyclists Eye 2017 Tour Du Rwanda Glorydebut this year. They include Dukla Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), Interpro Cycli
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
debut this year. They include Dukla Banska Bystrica (Slovakia), Interpro Cycling Academy, Team Illuminate, Kenya Riders Safaricom, Mauritius and Valens Ndayisenga's Tirol Cycling Team. Full list of teams: Other national teams UCI Continental... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
Parliament to Slash Sh4.2 Billion CHAN Budgetto go out to them, you tell us you need a Sh100 to make the Sports Academy oper
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
to go out to them, you tell us you need a Sh100 to make the Sports Academy operational, yet you have not approached the Safaricoms or the EABLs of this world you are just looking up to the Exchequer to fund everything in the Ministry," said the... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
Cost of Repeat Election Soars to U.S.$134 Millioncomponents -- Kiems configuration, the staff to undertake this and the results
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
components -- Kiems configuration, the staff to undertake this and the results transmission. Network service providers Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom for transmission of results will consume Sh1.2 billion. At least Sh1.3 billion is required for... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Extends M-Pesa 1tap to Five CountiesSafaricom extends M-PESA 1Tap to five counties following successful trials over
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Safaricom extends M-PESA 1Tap to five counties following successful trials over the last four months in Nakuru. M-PESA 1 Tap, a service created to reduce the tedious number of steps per transaction from eight to one on LIPA NA M-PESA will now be... Read more
2 related articles
13d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom to Relay Poll Results - CollymoreNairobi — Safaricom will continue to take part in the upcoming presidential ele
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Nairobi — Safaricom will continue to take part in the upcoming presidential election, dismissing claims that it was involved in any irregularities during the August 8 election. Chief Executive Bob Collymore says the false accusations by the... Read more
13d
AllAfrica.com
AK Set November 2 as Doping Awareness Dayrunners who have made our country proud. If it were not for visionaries like hi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
runners who have made our country proud. If it were not for visionaries like him with the support of corporates like Safaricom, I would not have made it this far in my career," Kipchoge, who is the race ambassador asserted. A week before the... Read more
13d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Sacks 52 Workers As It Steps Up Fight Against FraudTelecoms operator Safaricom sacked 52 employees suspected of involvement in fra
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Telecoms operator Safaricom sacked 52 employees suspected of involvement in fraudulent activities in the year ended March. The number is 16 more than the 36 it sent home the previous year. Safaricom, which is Kenya's most profitable company, said... Read more
13d
AllAfrica.com
Eliud Kipchoge Named Ndalat Cross Country AmbassadorNdalat race was founded by the late former AK President Isaiah Kiplagat and has
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Ndalat race was founded by the late former AK President Isaiah Kiplagat and has been sponsored by, among others, Safaricom. Olympic and world steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto is one on many athletes who have developed their talent... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
Digital Financial Products Re-Define Service Deliverythe banking industry. M-Shwari was the first mobile based loans and savings pr
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
the banking industry. M-Shwari was the first mobile based loans and savings product an innovation by KBA's member CBA and Safaricom. Since its launch, several other banks have invested billions of shillings in products that have transformed how... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
The Hub Karen Introduces 'Pay Parking on the Go'the customer experience at the mall. The service, which is a partnership betwe
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
the customer experience at the mall. The service, which is a partnership between the Karen-based mall and tech firms Safaricom and Paytech, eliminates the need for customers to queue at the pay station. "This is an innovative service and a... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Restates Commitment to Weeding Out the Tainted in Its RanksNairobi — Safaricom on Wednesday launched its sixth Sustainable Development rep
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Nairobi — Safaricom on Wednesday launched its sixth Sustainable Development report with a promise to fight corruption and promote ethical behaviour at the firm. At the launch Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said Safaricom considers sound governance and... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
M-Pesa Tap and Go Services Now in Five TownsNairobi — Safaricom's M-PESA tap and go service are now available in Nairobi, M
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Nairobi — Safaricom's M-PESA tap and go service are now available in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri following four months of trial in Nakuru. Company CEO Bob Collymore says the service is expected to facilitate faster and easier... Read more
2 related articles
14d
AllAfrica.com
Nasa Scoffs at Poll Plans as Jubilee Gives Its Approvalwould forward its list of 41,000 agents by the end of the week. Commissioner R
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
would forward its list of 41,000 agents by the end of the week. Commissioner Roselyn Akombe said IEBC had decided to have Safaricom as the primary transmitter of the results from polling stations. This, she said, would reduce the number of... Read more
39 related articles
14d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Staff Face Probe Over Nasa ClaimsA team of senior prosecutors will assist in investigating six employees of Safa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
A team of senior prosecutors will assist in investigating six employees of Safaricom named by National Super Alliance (Nasa) over possible meddling with August 8 election results. Also to be investigated is Jubilee Chief Agent Davis Chirchir. In a... Read more
14d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Now Evolves M-Pesa to the Next LevelSafaricom #ticker:SCOM has launched its M-Pesa 1Tap payment card, wristband and
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Safaricom #ticker:SCOM has launched its M-Pesa 1Tap payment card, wristband and stickers in five more towns, stepping up competition with banks for plastic card users. The launch in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri comes after a pilot... Read more
2 related articles
14d
Channel NewsAsia
Kenya's top prosecutor orders investigation of Safaricom staff over electionNAIROBI: Kenya's top prosecutor ordered a criminal investigation on Tuesday of
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
NAIROBI: Kenya's top prosecutor ordered a criminal investigation on Tuesday of six employees of telecoms operator Safaricom for allegedly conspiring with election board officials to rig the nullified Aug. 8 presidential poll. The Supreme Court... Read more
15d
AllAfrica.com
Three Telecom Firms Apply for Extension of 4G Trial Permitsof 4G services has been dogged with controversy. In 2015 Airtel Kenya and Telk
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
of 4G services has been dogged with controversy. In 2015 Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya protested the manner in which Safaricom #ticker:SCOM had been awarded frequency for rolling out high speed Internet. Earlier this year the operators... Read more
15d
AllAfrica.com
Nasa Now Goes For Davis Chirchirto act. Through lawyer Antony Oluoch, Nasa says it will also institute private
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
to act. Through lawyer Antony Oluoch, Nasa says it will also institute private prosecution against six senior officials of Safaricom. In the letter dated September 29, Nasa lists the offences it claims were committed by each of the suspects. “Our... Read more
16d
AllAfrica.com
How Polls Agency Plans to Stop Poll Fraudbasis for all constituencies and these will be displayed on a portal. The agre
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
basis for all constituencies and these will be displayed on a portal. The agreement states that the connection between Safaricom, which shall provide the SIM cards, and the dedicated communication channel for the transmission of the results... Read more
16d
AllAfrica.com
Is Safaricom Entering the Ethiopian Market?Safaricom has denied reports of the company entering into the Ethiopian market.
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Safaricom has denied reports of the company entering into the Ethiopian market. The Kenyan telco had been said to be gearing up for its first venture abroad, with reports that it was in negotiations with the Ethiopian government for a stake in... Read more
18d
AllAfrica.com
How Technology Could Let Africa Bloomrevolutionised how people pay each other money and do their daily financial tra
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
revolutionised how people pay each other money and do their daily financial transactions. Since M-Pesa was pioneered by Safaricom -Kenya's largest mobile operator with some 70% market share - it has expanded to 29.5 million active customers in... Read more
18d
AllAfrica.com
Ongori, Koech Win Kisii Half Marathon— Birmingham 2009 World Half Marathon silver medallist Philes Ongori and Joseph
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
— Birmingham 2009 World Half Marathon silver medallist Philes Ongori and Joseph Koech were on Friday crowned the 2017 Safaricom Kisii Half Marathon champions. Ongori took the lead in the women's category to win in 1:16:05 followed closely by... Read more
18d
AllAfrica.com
Chapa Dimba Heads to Western RegionNairobi — The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football tournament will head to Western
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
Nairobi — The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football tournament will head to Western Region this weekend with over 260 teams expected to participate in over 50 different venues. The boys teams will play their games on Saturday and Sunday with the girls... Read more
19d
AllAfrica.com
Govt Condemns Sustained Attacks Against Safaricom By NasaNairobi — The Kenyan Government has condemned sustained attacks against Safaric
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
Nairobi — The Kenyan Government has condemned sustained attacks against Safaricom by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga who has insisted on allegations that the company colluded with Safran OT-Mopho, a French-based company to rig the August 8... Read more
19d
AllAfrica.com
Opposition to Counduct Countrywide Protest Against Polls Body CEOare very many such cases that only confirm that there were no elections in Keny
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
are very many such cases that only confirm that there were no elections in Kenya in August. As long as IEBC, OT- Morpho, Safaricom, AlGhurair are in charge of elections, nothing will change in October." He wondered why President Uhuru Kenyatta... Read more
11 related articles
20d
AllAfrica.com
Dennis Itumbi Says Judge Lenaola Deserves No Apology From Himthat he is facing. Through lawyer Donald Kipkorir, Justice Lenoala formally wr
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
that he is facing. Through lawyer Donald Kipkorir, Justice Lenoala formally wrote to telecommunication service provider Safaricom demanding to know how his private call records could have been accessed by Derrick Ngumu who filed the petition... Read more
20d
AllAfrica.com
Nasa Warns Firms Over August 8 Poll 'Sabotage'presidential election. The statement by Mr Odinga comes just a day after he ac
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
presidential election. The statement by Mr Odinga comes just a day after he accused leading mobile phone service provider Safaricom of working with a French digital security firm to tilt the August 8 presidential elections outcome in favour of... Read more
11 related articles
20d
AllAfrica.com
Wangusi - Elections Result Relay System 'Never Failed'the transmission system of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
the transmission system of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to report any hitches. Unlike in 2013 when Safaricom singularly transmitted the results, Telkom and Airtel were also contracted to do the work this year. Opposition... Read more
11 related articles
20d
AllAfrica.com
Keep Off Safaricom and IEBC, DP Ruto Tells Raila OdingaPresident William Ruto has told National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
President William Ruto has told National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga to keep off private companies and stop using Safaricom as a scapegoat to sabotage the repeat election. Addressing a rally in Isiolo town, Mr Ruto on Wednesday said... Read more
11 related articles
20d
AllAfrica.com
President Plans Law Change As Opposition Leader Digs in On Demosvowed not to take part in the election if IEBC top managers, French firm OT-Mor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
vowed not to take part in the election if IEBC top managers, French firm OT-Morpho, leading mobile phone service provider Safaricom and Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing were still key players in the October election. "As long as IEBC, OT-Morpho,... Read more
13 related articles
20d
AllAfrica.com
CAK Says There Were No Transmission Failures in August 8 Pollsfor last month's election contrary to claims by Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
for last month's election contrary to claims by Opposition leader Raila Odinga. Odinga had accused one of the firms--Safaricom of colluding with a French firm OT-Morpho to manipulate the results. "In line with our oversight responsibility as... Read more
11 related articles
20d
AllAfrica.com
Don't Lose Faith in Election Technology, CAK Urge Kenyansa chance following the allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga of alleged
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
a chance following the allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga of alleged manipulation of election results by Safaricom in collusion with the French-based company OT-Morpho. Wangusi said the Authority is confident that Information... Read more
11 related articles
21d
AllAfrica.com
Safaricom Denies Nasa Claims That It Abetted Crimes in PollNairobi — Safaricom has denied claims by the National Super Alliance (NASA) tha
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Nairobi — Safaricom has denied claims by the National Super Alliance (NASA) that it was complicit in tampering with last month's General Election. Reacting to the allegations by NASA leader Raila Odinga, Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob... Read more
11 related articles
21d
AllAfrica.com
Polls Body Meets Ruling, Opposition Parties Over Poll PlansNation that the two sides asked for adjournment of the meeting to consult their
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
Nation that the two sides asked for adjournment of the meeting to consult their bosses after Nasa representatives suggested Safaricom be discussed in the meeting. The representatives of the parties declined to address journalists after they walked... Read more
4 related articles
More

In this news