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.


Richard Handford

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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