CAK orders openness for M-Pesa

CAK orders openness for M-Pesa

31 JUL 2014

As expected, the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open its network of 85,000 M-Pesa agents to rivals.

Kenya’s dominant operator already pre-emptively removed exclusivity arrangements for its agents ahead of CAK delivering its directive.

The anti-trust authority wrote to both Safaricom and rival Airtel, which bought the complaint, reported the Daily Nation.

The directive must be implemented by 18 July.

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Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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