M-Pesa unveils new logo

Free giveaway for customers as M-Pesa changes logo

M-Pesa unveils new logo in support of Eliud Kipchoge's attempt at INEOS159

Safaricom's mobile money transfer platform M-Pesa on Wednesday unveiled a new look logo in support of Eliud Kipchoge's attempt at a sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna, Austria.

The new logo replaces the M-Pesa letters with the name Eliud and according to a brief from Safaricom, it will remain that way for the next 7 days.

“We are honoured to renew our commitment with Eliud Kipchoge and to support him as he races against time. As part of our support, we will be empowering any Kenyan across the country to stream the challenge for free, wherever they are, with the advantage of our strong network and wide coverage.

"For every Kenyan, Kipchoge is a reflection of our resilience and determination as he has taken on challenge after challenge,” Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph stated.

Freebies to show support for Kipchoge's INEOS159 challenge

Safaricom also announced that some services will be made free to allow Kenyans to witness as the celebrated athlete makes the charge for the record.

"The company will also provide a free YouTube bundle on the day of Kipchoge’s race. From 8 AM to 4 PM, all Safaricom customers can stream the race live on their phones at no cost. The bundle will be accessed by dialing *159# upon which a customer will receive a free YouTube bundle, allowing them to stream the entire race at no cost.

"Safaricom will enable all its customers to send free messages voicing their support for the athlete during the race by sending a text to 159. The messages will be displayed live on broadcast TV feeds during the race," the brief from Safaricom announced.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

How innocent photo with Raila ruined my life - Sasha Mbote opens up [Video]

How innocent photo with Raila ruined my life - Sasha Mbote opens up [Video]

Bobi Wine lectures Museveni's son Gen Muhoozi over father's succession

Bobi Wine lectures Museveni's son Gen Muhoozi over father's succession

DCI releases photos of 'Basmati Babes' accused of drugging clubgoers in Nairobi

DCI releases photos of 'Basmati Babes' accused of drugging clubgoers in Nairobi

DCI shares photos, whereabouts of suspected Mirema shooting mastermind

DCI shares photos, whereabouts of suspected Mirema shooting mastermind

Late night fire torches section of Moi Girls High School Eldoret [Video]

Late night fire torches section of Moi Girls High School Eldoret [Video]

More colonial-era bombs resurface in Kiambu, latest discovery by quarry worker

More colonial-era bombs resurface in Kiambu, latest discovery by quarry worker

Why Charles Owino was recalled to the police service despite resignation

Why Charles Owino was recalled to the police service despite resignation

DCI exposes how Mugota operated ATM and bank fraud syndicate [Video]

DCI exposes how Mugota operated ATM and bank fraud syndicate [Video]

Uhuru's cousin loses bid to stop takeover of 443-acre land in Thika

Uhuru's cousin loses bid to stop takeover of 443-acre land in Thika