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M-gas: Safaricom introduces a prepaid cooking gas

Safaricom has partnered with Circle Gas, a British Company to provide affordable gas dubbed M-gas.

M-gas is a prepaid gas service that is cost-effective to Kenyan houses compared to the refilled gas cylinders that retail up to Ksh 6,000.

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Speaking at the launch, Safaricom acting CEO Michael Joseph pointed out how they have been aiming at transforming lives in Kenya through innovations.

He continued by saying that he believes as a country citizens have not been getting quality services but the new product will just do that.

The prepaid system which is already in use in Nairobi, Mukuru kwa Njega, is expected to get rid of traditional sources of energy like charcoal.

A complete set of innovation includes a gas cylinder and two banners connected together.

A meter is also available and its main purpose is to reflect how much gas one is left.

Payments are payable via Mpesa and flexible depending on one’s pocket and a user can easily monitor the consumption from the meter.

Ones the payments are consumed, the gas automatically disconnects until the next top-up.

The company seeks to partner with organizations based in certain communities so as to ensure each Kenyan enjoys clean energy.


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