These African Citizens can own an M-Pesa Wallet

M-Pesa is the biggest mobile money wallet in Africa with over 40 million African people using the service.

The mobile money  service was previously owned by UK's Vodafone Group PLC till recently when Safaricom and Vodacom jointly bought  Mpesa.

Today, M-Pesa is an African owned mobile money platform with Safaricom owning 50 percent shares and Vodacom owning the remaining 50,percent shares.

M-Pesa is now registered in Kenya as M-Pesa Africa Limited, ready to serve Africans the african way.

But do you know which African Country Citizens can own an active M-Pesa wallet? To have an Mpesa wallet, one must either be a Safaricom subscriber or a Vodacom subscriber.

Here are the countries in Africa whose residents can easily own and benefit from an M-Pesa wallet account;

  • Kenya 
  • Lesotho 
  • Tanzania 
  • Ghana 
  • Mozambique 
  • Egypt 
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Citizens of African countries apart form the ones listed above can still receive cash sent from an M-Pesa wallet to their mobile wallets run by other telcos in those countries. 

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