Cellular phone cash offers hit decade high with Sh1trn upward push

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Economic system

Wednesday August 04 2021

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A mobile phone user makes an M-Pesa transaction. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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By JOHN MUTUA

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  • Cash transactions via mobile telephones jumped by extra than Sh1 trillion in the six months to June, a decade-high enhance that signifies recovery from Covid-19 financial fallout.
  • Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) records presentations M-Pesa, Airtel Cash and Telkom’s T-Cash agents handled Sh3.26 trillion, a 52 p.c upward push from Sh2.14 trillion in a related length final 365 days when Kenya was as soon as hit exhausting by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The document worth of mobile phone cash transactions shows the persevered financial recovery after the curbs that followed the pandemic shed jobs and resulted in industry closure.

Cash transactions via mobile telephones jumped by extra than Sh1 trillion in the six months to June, a decade-high enhance that signifies recovery from Covid-19 financial fallout.

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) records presentations M-Pesa, Airtel Cash and Telkom’s T-Cash agents handled Sh3.26 trillion, a 52 p.c upward push from Sh2.14 trillion in a related length final 365 days when Kenya was as soon as hit exhausting by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The document worth of mobile phone cash transactions shows the persevered financial recovery after the curbs that followed the pandemic shed jobs and resulted in industry closure.

The easing of the limitations and the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has upped financial project, reversed pay cuts and a unhurried return to hiring.

“Indicators for the Kenyan financial system relate a somewhat sturdy GDP (nasty domestic product) recovery in the key half of 2021, essentially supported by sturdy efficiency of building, records and communication, training, and staunch estate sectors,” CBK governor Patrick Njoroge acknowledged final Wednesday.

The industrial recovery started in the fourth quarter of final 365 days, supported by agriculture, staunch estate and the financial sectors, months after Kenya eased the Covid-19 restrictions via phased re-opening of various sectors.

The limitations, which the Insist imposed in March final 365 days, integrated a ban of motion into and out of 4 counties, including Nairobi and Mombasa, suspension of world and domestic flights, closure of bars and eateries and a dusk to fracture of day curfew that decrease working hours for businesses and hit their sales.

However, the easing of the limitations that started in July final 365 days and the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has since boosted financial recovery with companies scaling up operations, hiring extra workers and reversing pay cuts initiated final 365 days on the height of Covid-19.

The Global Financial Fund also tasks Kenya financial system’s staunch GDP enhance will leap to 7.6 p.c this 365 days, up from a 0.1 p.c contraction in 2020.

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