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Policeman Lucky With Safaricom Promos Wins 3-Bedroom House

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Safaricom on Friday 24th January handed over the first apartment in the Lipa Na M-PESA Do More promotion. Turns out, Reuben Keitany has a lucky streak as in 2017 he also won an expensive smartphone in a similar promotion.

Mr Keitany, the Officer Commanding Police Post (OCCP) Samburu Police Post under Taru Police Station, in Kinango sub-county of Kwale County, became the first winner of the three-bedroom apartments located in Nairobi’s Riruta neighbourhood.

“I have been a Lipa Na M-PESA customer for long due to the convenience and affordability of the service when paying for my shopping and when depositing and withdrawing from my bank account,” Mr Keitany said. “Emerging as the first winner of the three-bedroom apartment has come as a sweet surprise and is a great way to start 2020.”

He said he would keep the house as a family home for his wife and 5 children.

It is second time lucky for Reuben who previously won a Neon 4 smartphone in a Safaricom promotion in 2017.

Safaricom also rewarded more than 40 Lipa Na M-PESA merchants with tuk-tuks as part of the promotion, with five businesses in each across the eight regions named among the winners.

“Lipa Na M-PESA has become the most popular and widely accepted alternative to cash in the country due to the convenience of the mobile phone. The promotion seeks to reward our customers for using the service and also seeks to encourage more Kenyans to switch to cashless payments in the war against cash,” said Mr Nicholas Mulila, Chief Corporate Security Officer, Safaricom.

The promotion began on 8th January 2020 and will run to 5th March 2020. Both customers and businesses stand to win more than 600,000 prizes worth hundreds of millions for making and receiving payments on Lipa Na M-PESA. Customers and businesses will receive one entry for every KES 100 paid or received through Lipa Na M-PESA.

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Customer prizes include surprise cashback where eight customers across the 8 regions will receive an M-PESA deposit every minute.  Businesses that accept Lipa Na M-PESA will all receive 25% of their transaction charges back every midnight.

Customers also stand to win one of six three-bedroom apartments in weekly draws, while one customer in each of the 8 regions will win a tractor with plough and trailer in the grand draw.

Five businesses in each of the eight regions will win tuk-tuks to boost their business in the weekly draws, while one business in each of the eight regions will win a 12-tonne Mitsubishi Fuso FI truck in the grand draw.

Tuktuk winners for all 8 Regions

 Business NameRegion
1.                 Kaghoi Matt Via SidianNairobi
2.                 Trendy Gift Beauty And CosmeticsNairobi
3.                 Blessed Healthcare ServicesNairobi
4.                 Mac And Dan HardwareNairobi
5.                 Maestro Hair StudioNairobi
6.                 California Super StoresCoast
7.                 Mbinga General Stores 1Coast
8.                 Abdalla Awadh OmarCoast
9.                 Shell Changamwe Service StationCoast
10.              7 To 7 ShopCoast
11.              Las Vegas PubMt. Kenya
12.              Digichem PharmacyMt. Kenya
13.              Maica ElectricalsMt. Kenya
14.              Health Systems Management AssociationMt. Kenya
15.              Bobs Klub (2) GichaMt. Kenya
16.              Westhood Kinyozi And Salon…Western
17.              Cygoya BarWestern
18.              Mobile World Kenya Ltd HoWestern
19.              Alam WholesaleWestern
20.              Can Green RestaurantWestern
21.              Ramah TailoringNyanza
22.              New Serengeti Restaurant Nyanza
23.              Katito Truck 1Nyanza
24.              Tayiba Medical CentrNyanza
25.              Sevens Sports Grill And Lounge.Nyanza
26.              Eldama Food MartRift Valley
27.              Emijoys HotelRift Valley
28.              Nile RestaurantRift Valley
29.              Rome Guest HouseRift Valley
30.              Kaplong Joypoint Enterprises LimitedRift Valley
31.              Mugo Murithi Elias KcbEastern
32.              All Mitumba Camera BalesEastern
33.              Vinepack Ltd 24xEastern
34.              Esther WangeciEastern
35.              Jimmi HardwareEastern
36.              Sharif Shopping Centre GarissaNorth Eastern
37.              Club Via KopokopoNorth Eastern
38.              Sun Sport Restaurant Limited 3North Eastern
39.              Julius Mwangi Gatimi 2 KcbNorth Eastern
40.              The Mandera Hospital LimitedNorth Eastern

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