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A Somali from Eastliegh wins Safaricom's KSh 7.8 million house

Thursday August 30, 2018

Safaricom has handed the seventh apartment worth KSh 7.8 million to lucky a winner as the Maisha Ni M-PESA Tu promotion draws to a close.

Omar Hassan Muhumud from Eastleigh estate in Nairobi is the latest homeowner of an apartment located in Nairobi’s Kahawa Estate.

The 27-year-old who works as a supervisor at a slaughterhouse in Lucky Summer area, Ruaraka, could not hide his happiness over his win.

“Once I was informed that I am the winner of the final apartment, I was excited beyond measure. I have heard about the promotion on radio but I never expected to win anything,” said Muhumud.

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After he received the keys, the winner said he is likely to move in with his family, including the five relatives he currently lives with in Eastleigh’s 12th Street.

Muhumud uses M-PESA to send money to his mother, who lives in Mandera, to cater for her upkeep and medical care.

In addition to the seven apartments, more than 570,000 M-PESA customers and over 6,000 agents have won instant prizes including cash and float amounts of KSh 2,000, KSh, 5,000 and KSh 10,000.

“As the Maisha ni M-PESA Tu campaign comes to a close, I am glad that over half a million of our customers were rewarded for their loyalty to our products and services. We are especially proud to have done a campaign that is sure to transform the lives of the seven lucky individuals who are now proud homeowners,” said Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Director of Financial Services, Safaricom.

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