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Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Broadband, Business, Internet, Mobile
Peter Ndegwa takes the leadership reins as Safaricom’s first Kenyan CEO, to succeed Bob Collymore, who died of cancer on July 1, last year, a move that will make him the first Kenyan to run the giant telco. He takes over from founding CEO Michael Joseph, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity since. The 51-year-old incoming CEO takes the reins at a time when businesses have been hard hit by the coronavirus global pandemic, meaning that he might have to work from home on his first day. But he was upbeat about the task ahead of him, seeing both the challenges and opportunities that the pandemic presents. “It is time to serve my country. There are two things that I value most, and that is humility and integrity. Integrity is about doing what you say and humility is k
Safaricom partners with Amazon Web Services

Safaricom partners with Amazon Web Services

Business
Safaricom has announced a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see the Telco become a reseller of AWS services. The agreement is designed to accelerate Safaricom’s internal IT transformation, lower costs and provide it with a blueprint and skilled resources to assist customers with their journey to the cloud. Safaricom Plc CEO Michael Joseph said the agreement will allow the company to accelerate its efforts to enable digital transformation in Kenya. “We chose to partner with AWS because it offers customers the broadest and deepest cloud platform, overall commitment to security excellence, and a strong culture of customer obsession,'' Joseph said. In addition, Safaricom will be able to offer Amazon Web Services to East-African customers, allowing bus
Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500 Movement

Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500 Movement

Business
Kenya's telco giant Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500, a movement that brings together CEO's responsible for huge organisations to put disability inclusion on the global business leadership agenda. The company becomes the first in Kenya and fourth in Africa to join the movement that calls on influential business leaders and their brands to ignite systemic change by unlocking the business, social and economic value of the 1.3 billion people with disabilities around the world. Over 250 companies across 26 countries globally are now part of the campaign that was launched at the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph said the firm was guided by its purpose of transforming lives to join the initiative.  “Operating in a developing nation, we
Safaricom introduces new prefixes SIM Cards

Safaricom introduces new prefixes SIM Cards

Business, Mobile
Safaricom has announced the introduction of SIM cards with the 0110 and 0111 prefixes, targeting two million new subscribers. In a statement to media houses, the telco sim cards will be available free of charge at all Safaricom shops and dealer outlets countrywide with customers only required to activate their lines with a top-up of Sh50 airtime. Safaricom has also rolled out a new numbering system that provides its customers with the freedom to choose their own number rather than pre-assigned mobile phone numbers.  “The new 0110 and 0111 prefixes alongside our new numbering system are part of our “For You” commitment to be Simple, Transparent and Honest. We continue to invest in additional enhancements and services to better meet the needs of our customers,” the Chief Custome
Safaricom eCommerce platform revamped

Safaricom eCommerce platform revamped

Business, Mobile
Safaricom eCommerce platform, Masoko, has been revamped and the company announced the change today via Twitter. The revamp consists of a number of changes which includes a new logo and a new user interface that feels more intuitive than the previous design. Last month, Safaricom decided to remove 3rd party vendors from its platform which led to the platform feeling quite bare. It felt like an online Safaricom shop in that you were left to buy smartphone or smartphone accessories sold by the company. In the revamped interface, the still sell phones and accessories. Both product categories are pretty limited in their content. They still sell the iPhone 6S which was released in 2015 alongside the newer Android phones that were released in 2019. The accessories tab includes such th