Safaricom will close all MPESA services from 11:59 PM on Tuesday night to 4 AM on Saturday.
The service disruption has been effected to allow for maintenance of the company’s systems.
“Our MPESA services shall be undergoing planned maintenance tonight Tuesday 21st September 2021, starting from 2359hrs to Wednesday 0400 hrs. During the maintenance all MPESA services including airtime purchase shall be temporarily unavailable,” Safaricom said in a statement.
Customer Notice: Planned M-PESA Maintenance pic.twitter.com/QXz9vCIjGF
— Safaricom PLC (@SafaricomPLC) September 21, 2021
The giant telco further revealed that the timing of the shutdown has been scheduled to ensure there is the least disruption to customers.
Kenya is currently under a nationwide 10 PM – 4 AM curfew, meaning very little will be going on during the service disruption