Airtel Kenya has today announced a new partnership with Kenya Power that will see the Telco zero rate the transaction fees for those paying their Kenya Power bills via Airtel Money. This means that you can pay your Kenya Power bill and not incur any transaction fees in the process. This move is clearly structured to get more people to use Airtel Money when making these payments.
How to Pay Kenya Power Bill Using Airtel Money
To benefit from this offer, Airtel Money users can follow these simple steps:
- Dial *334# on your Airtel mobile phone.
- Select the “Airtel Paybill” option.
- Choose “KPLC” as the bill payment option.
During this period, Airtel aims to familiarize customers with the convenience of Airtel Money for Kenya Power bill payments and other utility bills. After the six-month promotional period ends, regular transaction fees will be reintroduced.
“We are now glad to offer Kenyans this solution where they will enjoy zero transaction cost for the next six months when they make their electricity payments. The cost saving on the charge per transaction will enable customers to utilize their money for other purchases,” said Airtel Money MD Anne-Kinuthia Otieno.
With such a deal, Airtel hopes it can get some people to use its mobile money product instead of M-Pesa. M-pesa has been the dominant option with most bill payments in Kenya and Airtel wants a share of that. Airtel Money split into a separate entity from Airtel last year in a move aimed to transform it into an independent fintech solution in the market it operates in. This was a good move and might even be better with such partnerships.
“We are happy to have Airtel onboard as one of our revenue collection agencies for our postpaid and prepaid customers. This strategic partnership offers our valued customers a seamless payment channel, ensuring enhanced convenience and satisfaction,” said Kenya Power Managing Director & CEO Dr. (Eng.) Joseph Siror.