Robert Karanja

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Jul 9, 2010 KE Kenya

By Robert Karanja

KF 11, Kenya

In the last two years, the development of mobile money transfers has grown by leaps and bounds in Kenya and today almost every major bank has developed a mobile money product or is in the process of launching one. This represents the next frontier in the provision of banking services to a population that was previously completely left out of the banking system. Dare I say it, Kenya leads the world in mobile banking innovation. Here is why…..

Safaricom the country’s largest mobile service provider with over 15 million...

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Jun 18, 2010 KE Kenya

by Robert Karanja, KF 11, Kenya

Joe Biden, US Vice President visited Kenya in early June 2010. This visit holds lots of weight for the people of Kenya as Mr. Biden is the 2nd highest ranking US Government official after our favourite son – President Barack Obama.

Mr. Biden’s message was very clear as an emissary of President Obama. Reforms are ongoing in Kenya and the fact that a referendum to adopt a new constitution is right round the corner – August 4 says lots about the visit to Kenya.

In any event, Kenya remains a very strategic...

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