Rising Insecurity in Kenya's Mobile Money Transfer Sector

Police have charged two suspects with robbery with violence in connection with a mobile money transfer shop robbery that was captured live on CCTV. The sector has been facing rising insecurity.

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  • Kenya:  Police Foil Mpesa Robbery

    The Star, 10 October 2012

    Three suspected thieves were this morning shot dead by Police along Kangundo Road in a botched robbery. The men are said to have been planning a robbery when police confronted them ... read more »

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M-Pesa, Kenya's Mobile Money Transfer service, has become a dangerous business with robbers targetting agents.

  • Kenya:  Man Fined for Stealing From M-Pesa

    The Star, 3 October 2012

    A 23-year-old man who used his friend M-pesa to 'sambaza' Sh8,800 to his phone was yesterday fined Sh20,000. If he does not pay the fine he will serve six months in jail. read more »

  • Kenya:  Two Shot in Kitengela Robbery

    The Star, 19 July 2012

    Two passersby were on Tuesday night shot and injured by armed gangsters during a robbery on an MPESA outlet in Kitengela. read more »

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