You can now redeem your Bonga Points to pay for electricity. Our partnership with @KenyaPower will enable their 7.1 million domestic customers to redeem their Bonga Points to purchase tokens or pay their monthly bills at the rate of KES 20 cents per point. #SafaricomForYoupic.twitter.com/pBUCaer2RD
To redeem Bonga Points for electricity tokens, here is the process:
Select Lipa Na Bonga Points
Select Pay Bill
Enter Business Number 888888 for post-paid and 888880 for pre-paid
Speaking about the new redemption program, Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom, said:
“By partnering with Kenya Power, we hope to give our customers more options and freedom in how they utilize their loyalty points.”
According to Kenya Power, the partnership gives customers ‘an alternative wallet from which to pay electricity.’ Customers however will continue to be subject to applicable electricity tariff.
We published a post about 3 months ago when Bonga Points moved outside the Safaricom ecosystem and said said that these digital tokens would go beyond just payment for goods and services and be used as payment for nearly everything.
“The Covid-19 pandemic forms a perfect backdrop for all of the above to take place and the effects of these developments will be felt and seen when the current situation subsides. By then, adoption of this payment method would have been entrenched and its use case finally cemented.”