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Telkom Kenya launches T-kash App

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Telkom Kenya's mobile money platform, T-kash, now has a mobile app.

The Kenyan operator said that the T-kash App is a strategic addition for the mobile money platform which to this point has been accessed via USSD, and will give users access to a wider offering of digital financial services services.

"The launch of the T-kash App is the culmination of extensive research on evolving customer trends, anchored on the need for simplicity, security, availability and a diversified service offering. The result is an easy-to-navigate platform that seeks to simplify a customer's experience with respect to mobile financial services," said Telkom Kenya's Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer Julius Cheptiony in a statement.

The T-kash App will enable customers to send money to mobile wallets within the Telkom network and also to M-Pesa wallets, the mobile money platform of rival Safaricom. Soon Telkom users will also be able to send money to Airtel Money wallets.

The app can also be used to make transfers to a bank account, to buy airtime and data bundles, pay bills, and make withdrawals and deposits at a T-kash agent.

"Guided by the research data that we have collected during the development phase of this App and the feedback we shall continue to receive from our customers, we will be unveiling more service options in the coming months," Cheptiony added.

The new app is now available in the Google Play Store, Apple Store or Huawei AppGallery.

In 2021, T-kash was integrated into the Kenyan government digital services platform, eCitizen, enabling T-kash customers to pay for National and County Government Services that are to be found on the Portal.

The launch of the T-kash App comes two months after Telkom Verizon's – together with its partners networks and telecommunications company Ericsson and systems integrator NEC XON – signed a memorandum of understanding to add an additional 2,000 sites onto Telkom's network, by 2023.

*Top image source: Telkom Kenya Twitter.

— The Staff, Connecting Africa

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