Author: Victor Keitany

WhatsApp has launched the WhatsAppreneurs campaign, profiling small entrepreneurs from Africa who are using the WhatsApp Business app to grow their business and reach more customers. The campaign will highlight the stories of Small and Medium Business owners in Africa, and help them and others like them learn more about business growth opportunities available with the WhatsApp Business app through a virtual education webinar. WhatsApp Public Policy Director for Africa Balkissa Ide Siddo said that Across Africa, small and medium business owners are using the WhatsApp Business app to develop their business, showcase their products, close sales, and connect with…

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KPLC bill query via SMS – check KPLC bill via text Kenya Power bill enquiry via SMS relieves you from a great deal of hassle that would leave you in abrupt darkness. Here are the simple steps:  Open your phone messages then create a new message. Key in the first section of the account number. For instance, if yours reads 123456-98, you’ll type 123456 and exclude the rest. Send your message to the KPLC bill inquiry number 95551. In a few seconds, you will receive a message containing your current electricity bill and account details. Besides text, you can also…

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Ran out of Airtime and you don’t have any other option to reach out to your callers? You can easily send a please call me on your Airtel line. Below procedure: Sending a Callback Request on Airtel On your Airtel line dial *100# Enter 6 for Kopa & Other Services. Next, input 2 for the Call me back. Input the number of the person you want to send to on the next screen and SEND the request. You’ll receive a message that your request is being processed. Your recipient will then receive a, please call me SMS request from you.

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What would you do if you get denied financial assistance when you needed it most? Many people have trouble when borrowing because they find themselves blacklisted on CRB. Lucky for you, I have made this post on CRB check online in Kenya, so read on. CRB, which stands for Credit Reference Bureau, lenders submit details of individuals who fail to repay their loans. It is, therefore, essential that one does a CRB status check regularly to confirm their CRB status. How to Check CRB Status in Kenya There are three credit reference bureau institutions with authority to check on non-performing…

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How to pay NHIF penalty via M-Pesa is a key question that needs to be addressed holistically. NHIF operates under the directive of the ministry of health. One should be paying all monthly penalties by the 9th of every month. If one is paying after this date he or she will be considering paying late fees and attract penalties. NHIF Penalties for Late Payments How to pay NHIF penalty via M-Pesa is simple. The NHIF penalties for late payment apply differently for those in the formal and informal sectors.To begin, if you are in the formal sector, the penalty you attract equals…

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When trading with digital currencies, there are many things you should consider. You must take current laws, regulations and market trends into account. If you also do not have enough technical information, it becomes difficult to find the right entry point. And although the rules within the game are getting generally done, there get some possible threats attached which are worth knowing about. Finally, one should take decisions carefully after keeping in mind all the pit holes the particular system has in store as caution never hurts when dealing across a market which is highly unstable. The past few years…

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NHIF provides members with an opportunity to choose or change their NHIF Hospital Online to their preferred outpatient facility.  Once you choose or change a preferred facility you will not be able to get your medical services paid by NHIF from ANY other hospital. In the situation where you might need to change your preferred outpatient medical facility or hospital; NHIF allows you to do so twice a year. How to choose NHIF Hospital Online Go to NHIF Self-care Online Portal Input your National ID Number You will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on your phone Enter the OTP and click to verify Tap on the facilities tab on…

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Mobile money – cashless service has taken Kenya by storm, with MPesa, now enters ViuPay cashless a new model for making and receiving payments. Viupay Cashless allows users to make and receive payments for goods and services in Kenya. Be it paying for matatu, tuk-tuk or a boda boda ride, the mama mboga or salon visit bills or any other service. Through mobile phones, Viupay users can pay for goods and services, using either mobile money, banks or opt into a wallet that can be topped up. Vendors of goods and services can acquire till numbers for receiving payments instantly, in a…

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Popular short video sharing platform TikTok has been recently working on some new features for its ever-growing user base. Now,about a new feature that will make your TikTok binge experience a more distraction-free one, so you can focus on the content you’re viewing at a given moment. TikTok working on a ‘Clear mode’ to limit distractions: TikTok’s Clear mode has been spotted by Matt Navara, and it seems the social media platform is currently testing it with some users. When you decide to go for Clear mode, it removes all usernames, captions, and other buttons from the interface for distraction-free…

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The recent surge in the number of cases of sim swaps in the country has prompted Safaricom to come up with new measures to safeguard its customers from fraud. Fraudsters have invented new ways of stealing from your phone without causing any form of alarm to the owner as witnessed by one police officer whose Mpesa and the bank account were swiped close to Ksh600,000. To safeguard customers from fraudulent sim swaps, mobile services provider Safaricom has introduced a self-whitelisting service where one locks their number to ensure no one else can swap your sim card without your knowledge. Pre-paid…

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This is a simple guide on how to repay your KCB Mpesa loan in Kenya. KCB Mpesa is a joint initiative of KCB and Safaricom which was launched in March 2015 to provide loans at attractively low-interest rates. The KCB Mpesa loan service has an interest rate of 1.08% per month with a one-off negotiation fee of 2.5%. One good thing about KCB Mpesa is the fact that the transfer of money in and out of the KCB Mpesa account is free. The cost for the one month loan is 4.08% including excise duty applicable on fees. How To Repay KCB Mpesa Loan:…

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You can now verify, confirm or check your Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) voter registration details online through the portal or website link indicated below or via SMS Code. How to check, confirm your IEBC Registration Details online All you need is your ID number and internet connection. You can do it with your phone. Visit voter verification official website portal: https://verify.iebc.or.ke Enter your ID number Click lick the verify button You will see a message that reads “voter found” with your voter registration details The website will  load  your following registration details; The website will  load  your following registration details;…

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