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Going Cashless to Fight Corruption: The Case of Kenyan Public Transit

In the fight against petty corruption, a potentially game-changing development is the rise of cashless payments. In a world where people do not use or carry cash, petty bribes to traffic cops or low-level government bureaucrats are either foolish—in that they require a processing mechanism and are therefore easy to detect—or altogether impossible. 1,129 more words

Commentary

The Need For Corporate Governance In The Telecommunications Sector

When I got my first job, I was over the moon for working for a Subsidiary of the then largest telecommunications firms in the world; Worldcom. 1,632 more words

Kenya

Bob Collymore CEO Safaricom, barred from the UK due to allegations of corruption

The SafariconBurgles / SafariconCorruptionBungles series – Part 1

Ladies and Gentlemen

News reaching this blog from credible and reliable sources indicate that Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenya’s flagship and largest mobile services operator was hurriedly dropped and replaced from representing Vodafone in an international summit to be held in the UK amid allegations of high level corruption uncovered in an audit on Safaricom. 861 more words

Kenya

Why you need to be more careful with your information online

Whitepages, a data company, was formed in 1997 in Stanford, California in the United States. Its primary line of business is online directories, developing mobile apps and selling data to businesses and services such as verifying submitted data submitted by their customers. 853 more words

Terms and Conditions

At the wake of independence, Kenya had three problems to solve: Poverty, ignorance and diseases. That is what my history teacher told me, and what I read in the books. 770 more words

Life Lessons

New M-PESA menu now includes KCB M-PESA

Safaricom C.E.O Bob Collymore this morning on Twitter revealed a new M-PESA menu that includes KCB’s KCB M-PESA mobile loans and savings service.
The new menu appears to have been rolled out to Safaricom’s STK overnight. 318 more words

Mobile Banking And M-payments

What Was It Like To Be MR. KC?-Kevin Nyongesa's Memoirs

Interviewing Mr. Kc 2015, was the most interesting 2 hours of my week. Here’s what I gleaned from the fountain of insight that is Kevin Mulunda Nyongesa. 2,471 more words

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