Telecommunications company Safaricom has restored its MPesa services after leaving millions of its customers stranded for hours on end.

The mobile service provider apologized to its customers after the outage lasted for more than 5 hours.

“We regret to notify our customers and partners that Mpesa services are currently unavailable due to a database degradation leading to loss of service,” the statement read in part.

In a late night notification, Safaricom informed its customers that the services were back up and running.

“We wish to notify all our customers and partners that all MPesa services are now back up. We deeply regret any convenience caused and thank you for your patience,” an 11.30 pm statement read.

Here are some comments from Kenyans:

Do you have a story you want told? Do you know of a sensitive story you would like us to get our hands on? Email your news TIPS to [email protected]  Also WhatsApp 0708677607 with your news tips