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Over the last week or so, many of Safaricom’s M-Pesa subscribers we’re affected by service failures that meant that they could nether send or receive payments. For many M-Pesa users, its not just a money transfer service, its a lifeline that they need just to function financially. Many un-banked M-Pesa

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In the news today, Orange Kenya plans to launch a mobile money transfer service to compete with Safaricom’s M-Pesa and Zain Kenya’s Zap services. Specific details as to when Orange Kenya plans to launch its mobile money transfer service have not been provided  as yet. Mobile money transfers in Kenya

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In an obvious move to stay relevant (and competitive) against the growing dominance of mobile payment services in the form of Safaricom’s M-Pesa and Zain’s Zap, Western Union has massively lowered its money transfer rates within Kenya to just 2% of the value being transferred. The new rate applies to

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