Safaricom and Airtel Kenya are taking their latest mobile money spat to court

M-PESA dominates mobile money in Kenya. (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

The battle over Kenya’s mobile money space just got a little uglier.

In June, Safaricom, the country’s leading telecom firm, sued rival Airtel for trademark infringement, claiming that the latter had been including M-Pesa logos during the promotion of Airtel Money, its own money transfer platform.

After initially deciding to try and settle the matter out of court, the latest news is that the two rivals have failed to come to a resolution and are now about to duke it out in court. Kenya’s leading mobile firms have been at each other’s throats for a while now.

Read more: Safaricom and Airtel Kenya are taking their latest mobile-money spat to court – Quartz

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