Customers paying for their electricity bills via Airtel Money will be charged zero transaction fees thanks to a new partnership between Airtel and Kenya Power.
Airtel Money Managing Director Anne-Kinuthia Otieno said this is one of the company’s initiatives to help cushion Kenyans during these tough economic times.
This offer will run for the next six months and is set to benefit both postpaid and prepaid Kenya Power customers.
“We are now glad to offer Kenyans this solution where they will enjoy zero transaction cost for the next six months when they make their electricity payments. The cost saving on the charge per transaction will enable customers to utilize their money for other purchases,” said Airtel Money MD Anne-Kinuthia Otieno.
Under the deal, Airtel customers Kenyans can now pay their electricity bills by dialling USSD code *334# choose Airtel Paybill, and then KPLC.
Commenting on the partnership, Kenya Power Managing Director & CEO Dr. (Eng.) Joseph Siror said “We are happy to have Airtel onboard as one of our revenue collection agencies for our postpaid and prepaid customers. This strategic partnership offers our valued customers a seamless payment channel, ensuring enhanced convenience and satisfaction.
After six months of free transaction fees, customers will still be able to pay for their electricity bills at an affordable cost, in line with Airtel’s proposition of providing highly affordable services to its customers.
Airtel Money hopes to attract more users to the platform which has been struggling in the Kenyan market. In fact, as of June last year, the platform had less than 800,000 active customers.
Airtel Money says plans to attract more partnerships with strategic stakeholders to offer Kenyans pocket-friendly and convenient mobile money services.