How to Pay for Essential Services Online 

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  • With most payment of services available at the click of a button, here are some of the step by step instructions on how to settle your bills from the comfort of your home or work space.

    The Government advised Kenyans to limit the use of hard cash as it could potentially result in the spread Covid-19 and rather embrace mobile money transfers.

    The cessation of movement and stay-at-home orders have made some offices cumbersome to access.

    Here is how to pay for water, electricity, food, internet and Pay-TV using your mobile device

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    How to Buy Kenya Power Tokens via M-Pesa

    Head to your M-Pesa menu and select “Lipa na M-Pesa†then “Pay Billâ€

    Select Business Number and enter Kenya Power’s Lipa na M-Pesa PayBill Number 888880 and press “OKâ€

    On the Account number tab, enter your Kenya Power Prepaid Meter Number (e.g. 0100 xxxx xxxx x) press “OKâ€

    Key in the amount you wish to spend which should be between Ksh 100 and Ksh 35,000 and press “OKâ€

    Complete the payment by entering your M-Pesa PIN and press “OKâ€

    You will get a notification with the intended recipient’s name e.g. “Pay Kenya Power KSh1,000.00 for Account 0100 xxxx xxxx x Press 1 within 20 seconds to STOP this transaction.â€

    To stop a wrong transaction, Enter “1†and press Send within 20 seconds. Pressing “Cancel†will complete the transaction.

    You will receive a confirmation SMS from M-PESA.

    KPLC will then generate prepaid token valid for your meter and send via SMS.

    How to pay for electricity (postpaid)

    1. Head to your M-Pesa menu and select “Pay Bill†

    2. Key in the Kenya Power business number 888 880.

    3. Enter your personal Kenya Power account number 

    4. Punch in the amount you desire to spend which should be between Ksh 100 and  Ksh 35,000.

    5. Complete the process by entering your M-Pesa PIN.

    How to pay your Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) bill using M-Pesa

    Head over to your M-Pesa menu and select Pay Bill 

    Enter the NCWSC Business number 444400

    On the account number tab, enter your NCWSC number using the format NWC12345; the last five digits are your personal NCWSC meter number

    Enter the amount you wish to spend which should be between Ksh100 and Ksh 35,000.

    Complete the payment by entering your M-PESA PIN

    For Airtel users replace the Business Number with  “Nairobi Water”

    How to order food on Jumia 

    Head over to the Jumia website

    Select the city in the country that you want the food delivered then choose your area in the city.

    Click on the restaurant’s tab and select any eatery of your choice.

    Select the meal of your choice and proceed to click on “Add Orderâ€.

    Make sure you are logged in then click on proceed to checkout.

    Enter your phone number then key in the code sent to you to verify your mobile number.

    Select delivery date and time and hit the “Check out†tab

    Select the payment method and click on the “Place order†tab

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    How to pay for DSTV using M-Pesa

    Head over to the M-Pesa menu and select “Lipa na M-PESAâ€, then click on Pay Bill.

    Key in the DStv M-pesa Pay bill number, 444900.

    Enter your DStv Smart Card number which is on the card in the decoder.

    Enter the amount to pay according to your subscribed bouquet 

    Complete the transaction by entering your M-Pesa pin

    Wait for the transaction confirmation SMS from M-PESA.

    How to pay for Showmax using M-Pesa

    Head over to the Showmax website and ensure you are logged into your Showmax account.

    Navigate to the profile name at the top-right corner of the website.

    Click on “My Account†from the drop-down menu.

    Click on “Manage Subscription†and choose your preferred subscription.

    Next, select M-Pesa as your payment method then choose your preferred bouquet.

    Enter your mobile number and click on Submit.

    A prompt will be sent to your phone to enter your M-Pesa pin to complete the transaction.

    How to pay for Internet (Safaricom Home)

    The simplest way to pay for Safaricom Home Fibre is by dialing *400#

    Key in “1†for payment and click on send

    Enter the bouquet you want to pay for and select your payment method, either via M-Pesa or Bonga points.

    A prompt will be sent to your phone to enter your M-Pesa pin to complete the transaction.

    Zuku Satellite TV and Zuku Fiber

    Head over to the M-Pesa menu on your phone 

    Select the Pay Bill option from the menu

    Key in the Zuku business number, 320320

    Enter your Zuku account number with the word “Zuku†before it e.g zuku123

    Enter the amount of the bouquet you have subscribed to

    Punch in your M-Pesa pin to complete the transaction

    How to buy Airtel Airtime Using M-pesa

    Head over to the M-pesa Menu

    Select Lipa na M-pesa

    Click on Pay Bill

    On the Enter Business number tab, key in 220220

    On the enter Account number tab, key in your Airtel Phone Number

    Enter the amount you wish to spend on airtime

    Key in your M-Pesa PIN to complete the transaction

    How to buy Safaricom Airtime using Airtel Money

    Go to the Airtel Money Menu

    Select Make payments

    Click on Pay Bill then Other (at the bottom of the menu)

    On the business name enter “pesapalâ€

    Enter the amount you wish to spend on airtime

    Enter your Airtel Money PIN to complete the transaction

    On the reference, tab enter SAFCXXXXXX (Where XXXXXX is your Safaricom Mobile number)

    A file image of a M-PESA shop
    A file image of an M-PESA shop
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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