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Deacons Kenya Customers Can now Pay via M-PESA

Deacons Kenya Limited customers can now pay for their goods using M-PESA service. This follows a partnership agreement signed between communications company Safaricom and a Kenyan leading lifestyle company, Deacons Kenya Limited. Dubbed Nunua na M-PESA, the service will be the second on the M-PESA Buy Goods menu after a similar agreement was signed with supermarket giants Uchumi and Naivas late last year.

Over 13.5 million M-PESA customers will be able to use this enhanced, safe and efficient shopping experience at all the 21 Deacons stores countrywide. Deacons stores operate under the following brands; Woolworths, Truworths, Identity, 4U2, Mr. Price, Mr Price Home, Angelo, Adidas and Life Fitness.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said Safaricom was leading the way towards a mobile wallet and a complete cash-less society, thereby reducing the risks that come with carrying cash.

Since launch in March 2007, M-PESA has evolved beyond money transfer into a total mobile commerce solution. Safaricom has partnered over 600 utility providers cutting across various sectors of the economy. Last month, Safaricom partnered with I&M Bank and Visa International to launch the M-PESA Prepay Visa Card making shopping, both locally and internationally, a convenient for M-PESA users as they can easily pay using the Visa Pre-Paid card.

Deacon’s high-net customers will enjoy the convenience of shopping with M-PESA Prepay Visa card. Deacons Kenya Limited CEO Muchiri Wahome said Nunua na M-PESA would greatly improve on efficiency for its customers by giving them a convenient mode of payment. Deacons which is associated with the family of President Kibaki has been in the market for the last 53 years.

 

Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (www.fb.com/RobertAlai).

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