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MPESA Charges Effective 1st January 2021

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Safaricom has today announced a major change to MPESA charges with a reduction of up to 45% effective next year.

“As guided by the Central Bank of Kenya and taking into account the Principles on the pricing of mobile money services, we have taken the decision to reduce our MPESA tariffs by up to 45% for lower value transaction bands,” the company said in the notice.

Safaricom says that these tariff reductions will affect more than 90% of all customer transactions when sending money.

MPESA booth.

It will cost KES 6 to send between KES 101 and KES 500 down from KES 11 and sending between KES 1501 and KES 2500 will cost KES 22 down from KES 41.

Here are the new charges that will be effective from January 1st 2020 and will remain permanent.

MIN MAX TRANSFER TO MPESA USERS, POCHI LA BIASARA AND BUSINESS TILL TO CUSTOMER TRANSFER TO OTHER REGISTERED MOBILE MONEY USERS TRANSFER TO UNREGISTERED USERS WIHTDRAW FROM MPESA AGENT
1 49 Free Free N/A N/A
50 100 Free Free N/A 10
101 500 6 6 45 27
501 1000 12 12 49 28
1,001 1,500 22 22 59 28
1,501 2,500 32 32 74 28
2,501 3,500 51 51 112 50
3,501 5,000 55 55 135 67
5,001 7,500 75 75 166 84
7,501 10,000 87 87 205 112
10,001 15,000 97 97 265 162
15,001 20,000 102 102 288 180
20,001 35,000 105 105 309 191
35.001 50,000 105 105 N/A 270
50,001 150,000 105 105 N/A 300
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