Kenya Mobile Cash Industry

Kenya’s Digital Gold Rush: Unlocking the Financial Markets Potential using Mobile Phones

The Mobile Revolution Kenya, with over 32 million smartphones in use, is undergoing a financial transformation. Mobile money platforms like M-Pesa have revolutionized transactions, allowing many Kenyans to save, send, and receive payments without traditional banking. This change has been pivotal for 44% of the population previously excluded from formal banking services. Now, a new…

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Internet Revolution: How Starlink Is Transforming Kenya Amid Unrest and Outages

Amid political unrest in Kenya, the reliability of traditional internet infrastructure has come under scrutiny. On a recent Tuesday evening, internet speeds were throttled during anti-government protests, leading to public outcry. Kenyans turned to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to maintain their online connectivity. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) denied any plans for an internet…

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African Cross Border Fintech

Transforming Africa’s Cross-Border Payments: A Bold New Approach

Transferring money between African countries can be incredibly frustrating. High fees, poor infrastructure, and security risks plague both individuals and businesses engaged in intra-African trade. Fintechs, banks, and mobile network operators (MNOs) are striving to improve cross-border payments in Africa. Innovations like blockchain, real-time transfers, and better national settlement systems are paving the way for…

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