Sweet Valentine’s for Mombasa Hotelier after Winning 3-Bedroom Apartment in Safaricom’s Lipa Na M-Pesa Promotion

Safaricom Chief Financial Officer, Sateesh Kamath officially hands over a dummy key of the 3 bedroom apartment to its 4th winner Salma Salim Mohamed.

Safaricom has awarded the fourth winner of a three-bedroom apartment in the ongoing Lipa Na M-Pesa promotion. Salma Salim Mohammed, a hotelier and receptionist at the Sarova Whitesands, Mombasa is the new homeowner of the three bedroom apartment located in Riruta, Nairobi.

“I am a loyal  Lipa Na M-Pesa customer which sees me frequenting outlets that accept payment through the service as it saves me from the hassle of walking around with cash. In my wildest dreams, I have never pictured myself winning in any promotion and I am glad that for the first time in my life, I have won such an amazing prize as a house,” said Salma.

Salma who is married with a five year old child had been previously working in Rwanda before moving back to Kenya in 2019 with her current employer. 


Her victory brings the total number of apartments awarded in the promotion so far to four, with two more apartments set to be awarded over the next fortnight. In addition, customers also stand to win eight tractors kitted with a trailer and plough at the promotion’s grand finale, with one each for eight regions.

“At Safaricom, we strive to transform lives and make a positive impact for our customers. This promotion goes beyond the convenience, speed and safety of making and receiving payments on Lipa Na M-Pesa, providing our customers with one more reason to celebrate through the different prizes,” said Sateesh Kamath, chief finance officer, Safaricom.

The promotion has also seen eighty businesses drive home with eighty tuktuks, ten each in the eight regions. Businesses that accept Lipa Na M-Pesa payments still stand to win forty more tuktuks – five in each region. The grand finale will also see eight business owners drive off with eight twelve tonne Fuso FI trucks, one in each of the eight regions.

Safaricom has also been awarding surprise cashbacks to eight customers every minute, one in each region, for making payments through Lipa Na M-Pesa, with merchants receiving 25 percent of the Lipa Na M-Pesa transaction charges as a cashback every night.

The promotion continues until 5th March 2020. It   is open to both customers and businesses that make and receive payments through Lipa Na M-Pesa. Customers and businesses will receive one entry for every Kshs. 100 paid or received through the service.



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