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It is now easier to shop online

The 14.3 million Kenyans with internet access who shop on sites such as OLX, Rupu,  Zetu, Bid or Buy, Jumia, and Cheki have proved irresistible to Safaricom.

To facilitate payment between the customers and the online merchants the service provider has launched an online payment service, Lipa na M-Pesa. It will provide customers with a chance to purchase items online and pay at the checkout point.

The total cost for the items purchased online is deducted from the customer’s M-Pesa account. Once customers key in their mobile number on the site, they will receive a notification on their mobile phone to validate the transaction using their Bonga PIN.