Bharti Airtel Kenya is determined to accelerate the development of its Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi mobile banking service in Kenya, allowing its subscribers to effortlessly send and receive money through their mobile phones. Safaricom's Mpesa mobile service has long been the dominant player in mobile cash transfers. However, Airtel's integrated ability to transfer money to subscribers on other networks through Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi is poised to provide Bharti Airtel Kenya with a competitive advantage over its major rival, Safaricom.

Similar to other mobile banking services, Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi is available to subscribers at any time and day of the week, operating 24/7. With a user-friendly phone menu option, Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi ensures that subscribers can easily carry out cash transactions while maintaining the highest level of security. To enjoy this service from Airtel, subscribers are required to visit any Airtel Money point in Kenya with their National Identification card, and the registration process is completely free.

Here's how you can register for Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi mobile banking service:

  1. Compose a new text message with the word "Airtel Money" and send it to 455 to activate your SIM card.
  2. You will receive the Airtel Money menu on your handset. If this does not happen, visit the nearest Airtel center or Airtel Money agent for a SIM swap.
  3. Visit any Airtel Money agent or Airtel center with a photocopy of your national identification card or passport.
  4. You will be provided with an Airtel Money customer registration form, which must be filled out and returned to the agent. The agent will confirm your registration and guide you on how to use Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi accordingly.

Upon completing the above procedure, you will be able to deposit money into your Airtel Money account free of charge. Sending and withdrawing cash will incur a fee of Ksh.25 across all networks.

The Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi service offers a wide range of functionalities, including the ability to:

  • Pay KPLC bills
  • Settle HELB loans
  • Purchase Kenya Airways tickets
  • Buy KPLC prepaid tokens
  • Pay DStv bills
  • Settle Nairobi water bills
  • Conduct bank transactions

With Airtel Money Pesa Mkononi, Bharti Airtel Kenya aims to provide its subscribers with a convenient, secure, and comprehensive mobile banking experience that meets their diverse financial needs.