Mwalimu Wanjiku is to Airtel Kenya as Eric Omondi is to OLX Kenya


Airtel Money tariff promotion features Churchil Live's Mwalimu Wanjiku.
Airtel Money tariff promotion features Churchill Live’s Mwalimu Wanjiku.

Just a few weeks after online classified provider OLX Kenya picked comedian Eric Omondi as the face of its campaign, Airtel Kenya has also picked on another comedian – Mwalimu Wanjiku – to lead its Airtel Money promotion unveiled today.

The Airtel Kenya promo tariff – which features Mwalimu Wanjiku – will see Airtel Money users transacting Kshs 100 or more being able to make calls at Kshs 2 to all networks – including Orange; Safaricom and YuMobile.

Airtel Money customers on the prepaid platform will access the low call rate for 7 days on any activity to the value of Kshs 100 or more including sending and receiving money, paying bills including water, electricity, travel, DStv, and bank transactions from their phone.

Airtel Kenya MD Shivan Bhargava said in a media release: “This new rate will reward our Airtel Money Customers with affordable calls to all networks besides our current offer for that enables Airtel Money customers to send money to any network in Kenya for FREE.”

Airtel Money is currently also used for paying utility bills with Nairobi Water, Kenya Power, DStv and KAPS parking fees due to its quality, security, reliability, affordability and convenience. Since the process is fully automated, payments are reflected almost in real-time thus providing our customers a fast and more secure mode of carrying out transactions. Airtel customers can now dial *222# to access more information on Airtel Money such as agent locations and account information.

Airtel Money currently has more than 10,000 agents countrywide with the number expected to grow to 15,000 by the end of the year 2013. This vast dealer network is complimented by corporate agents to enhance availability and reliability of the services countrywide. These include Uchumi Supermarkets, Pep Intermedius (Nakumatt), Tuskys, Muramati Sacco, Housing Finance, Cooperative Bank, Equity Bank and Faulu Bank. Customers can also withdraw money from their Airtel Money accounts at any Pesa Point and Family bank ATMs countrywide without needing an ATM card giving Airtel Money a strong countrywide presence to the benefit of its customers.

With the trend by Kenya’s IT and telecoms firms to sign up comedians as the face of their campaigns, it simply means “IT is FUN” and it’s never that serious after all.