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SAFARICOM NETWORK OUTAGE BRINGS Kenya TO A HALT

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Kenya’s economy was jolted on Tuesday Evening after Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecommunications provider, suffered a network outage.

The glitch cut off buyers from sellers and erected walls between friends and relatives in a more than 90 minutes ordeal that left millions of users frustrated.The glitch cut off buyers from sellers and erected walls between friends and relatives in a two-hour ordeal that left millions of users frustrated.

From around 4:30pm to 6pm, millions of Safaricom subscribers could not call, text, browse or pay bills using their mobile phones as the telco’s network in nationwide sagged in what sources have attributed to congestion.

With money stuck in their M-Pesa wallets, motorists could not pay for fuel, shoppers were kept waiting at supermarket tills and electric, water and other bills went unpaid.

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