A 27 year old slaughter house supervisor from Eastleigh Area, Nairobi County is the winner of the seventh and final house in the current Safaricom Maisha ni M-Pesa Tu campaign.
Omar Hassan Muhumud from Eastleigh is the latest homeowner after winning the apartment located in Nairobi’s Kahawa Estate.
Speaking after the house was presented by Safaricom’s Director of Financial Services Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, a jubilant Muhamud said he uses M-PESA for both work-related and personal expenses.
He uses M-PESA to send money for upkeep and medical care to his mother who lives in Mandera. He also uses the service for shopping, making payments and work related purposes such as banking proceeds from sales.
“I had just arrived at work and I was alighting from a bodaboda when I received a call. Once I was informed that I am the winner of the final apartment, I was excited beyond measure. I have heard about the promotion on radio but I never expected to win anything,” said Muhumud.
Muhumud says he is likely to move in with his family, including the five relatives he currently lives with in Eastleigh’s 12th Street.
Previous apartment winners include Joseph Kung’u, a clearing and forwarding agent from Riruta, Mzee Juma Saidi, a Kampala-based engineer from Mombasa, Benson Kilonzi, a jua kali artisan from Kitui, Jeniffer Kathure, a Khat trader from Meru, James Njagi, a metal artisan at Gikomba market and Eric Lindenberg, an interior designer who is a resident of Nairobi.
In addition to the seven apartments, more than 570,000 M-PESA customers and over 6,000 agents have won instant prizes including cash and float amounts of Ksh 2,000, Ksh, 5,000 and Ksh 10,000.