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Safaricom Expands Mobile Payments to Supermarkets

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Kenya's Safaricom has expanded its mobile money service, M PESA to enable payments at all Uchumi and Naivas Supermarket outlets across the country. While speaking at the launch ceremony held at an Uchumi outlet, Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph said the company was leading the way towards a cash less society where most payments will be made via the telephone or online, hence reducing the risks involved in carrying cash.

"I am extremely excited to be launching Nunua na M-PESA service allowing cashless payments at-the-till for people without a bank account. It resonates with our company?s commitment to lead the way in innovations that provide convenience and security to our subscribers," said Joseph. "Following positive feedback from customers who participated in a pilot, as well as the Central Banks go-ahead to roll-out, we shall now proceed with expanding the merchants that will accept Nanua na M-PESA".

Joseph said Safaricom will continue partnering with organizations to expand the variety of payments that can be made using M-PESA with the aim of providing increased convenience to Kenyans while at the same time maximizing their mobile phone usage.

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