Jubilee clears McDonald Mariga for Kibra MP seat

McDonald Mariga

Kenya’s ruling party has, today, cleared McDonald Mariga as part of the group seeking¬† Jubilee’s ticket in the looming Kibra’s by-election. Confirming the development, the party’s National Election Board led by its chairperson, Andrew Musangi, indicated that 16 aspirants have expressed interest in carrying the party’s flag in the by-elections. Kibra’s MP seat fell vacant following the death of its former MP Ken Okoth. Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer in July. Profiled as the hotbed of ODM parliamentary politics, the race to succeed Okoth is coming up as a contest…

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MPESA on an expansion spree as Safaricom targets Nigeria, Ethiopia

MPESA

Touted as Africa’s biggest innovation in financially inclusive services, MPESA, a mobile money service delivered by Safaricom PLC has set sights on Nigerian and Ethiopian markets. According to Safaricom’s interim CEO, Michael Joseph, the huge populations in the two countries provider a potentially buoyant opportunity and could serve as gateways to other environments in Africa. MPESA, in existence since 2007, currently accounts for a third of Safaricom’s revenues. The product delivered a revenue contribution of Sh. 75 billion in the 2018/2019 financial year. While Nigeria has equally strong mobile money…

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