BY MWANAHABARI REPORTER
Kenyans can now acquire a number of high end electronic gadgets – and pay for them in installments – spreading across a number of months.
The good news could not have come at a better time – with many Kenyans headed for the festivities.
Safaricom has partnered with Google and Transsion, a company behind TECNO, Infinix and itel.
The partnership will see these tech companies offer Kenyans a wide range of 4G devices under the Lipa Mdogo Mdogo payment plan.
Some of the devices which Kenyans can buy through the Lipa Mdogo Mdogo payment plan include the Neon Ray Pro, itel A24, TECNO Spark 7 and TECNO CAMON 17.
Kenyans will only need to pay Ksh 500, Ksh3,000, and Ksh5,000 deposit respectively for the above mentioned devices – and complete the remainder of the installments in either daily, weekly, or monthly installments.
All one has to do is visit any Safaricom Shops and dėaler outlets.
Speaking during the launch, Safaricom CEO said: “Lipa Mdogo Mdogo has seen over 500,000 Kenyans upgrade from 2G devices to quality and affordable 4G smartphones.
“Through this partnership, we seek to meet the varying needs of our customers by increasing the selection of devices available under the world-first device-financing plan.”
On his part, Country Manager Transsion Kenya Ray Fang said: “This project is in line with our goals as Transsion in the emerging markets.
“We are a key stakeholder in digital disruption, and we continue coming up with new ways to transform lives through inclusivity across all consumer spectrums and ensure smartphone penetration all over the country.
“We want Kenyans to have internet accessibility through quality devices that meet their evolving needs and expectations.”
Director, Platform Partnerships, Android and Play Africa Mariam Abdullahi said: “Android’s goal has always been to democratize access by bringing the power of computing to everyone.
“The uptake of Lipa Mdogo Mdogo since its launch in 2020 is proof that affordability continues to be a key barrier of entry into the digital world.
“We are pleased to extend this partnership to enable more Safaricom users to take advantage of the opportunities that exist online.”
To acquire a device, customers can visit any Safaricom Shop or d****r outlet, or dial *544# and select option 8 – Lipa Mdogo Mdogo.