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Digital payments in Kenya have been ruled by Safaricom through its revolutionary MPesa services. This is despite there being other local players like Airtel Money and Telkom’s  T-Kash competing for the local share of mobile money transfer.

Safaricom has gone global targeting international remittances and linking with global players like Western Union and Pay Pal to make trans-border  transfers.

However, during the just concluded East Africa EuroMoney Conference locally hosted by Central Bank of Kenya, the CBK governor Dr Patrick Njoroge noted that these innovations though first tested and embraced in Kenya, must not sleep on their laurels.

Dr Njoroge noted that Kenya was able to enjoy the innovation and domesticate the technology, which has drawn the admiration of global players and replicated world over.

However, it is the entry of global players like WhatsApp, WeChat, Alipay and Apple Cash which have made it easier to transfer money, purchase items …