Kenya Turns to Its Mobile-Money Dominance to Stem the Spread of COVID-1919

Kenya's largest teleco, Safaricom, will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa's leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company announced that all person-to-person (P2P) transactions under 1000 Kenyan Schillings (≈ $10) would be free starting Tuesday for the next 90 days.

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