Safaricom agrees to open up M-PESA agent network to competitors

A battle to open up Kenya’s M-PESA agents network in Kenya has come to an end.

Mobile network Safaricom, which runs M-PESA, has unexpectedly agreed to open up its agency network across the country to its rivals.

This means that Safaricom agents, who currently stand at 85,000 across the East African country, have the green light to sell both M-PESA services and other mobile money transfer services from rivals such as Airtel.

Read more: Safaricom finally agrees to open up M-Pesa agent network – ITWeb Africa.