A 49-year-old interior designer has become the second winner of a new apartment in the ongoing Maisha ni M-Pesa Tu promotion.
Erick Lindenberg,Â a South African national and resident in Kenya wonÂ the Ksh7.8 Million apartment in a draw that was heldÂ on Tuesday.
The global interior design consultant who lives with his wife and two children explained that he moved to Kenya just over six years ago to join his wifeâ€™s family.
“I found the country undergoing exciting times amidst fast growth and a lot of development, which saw me make the decision to join my family here in Kenya.
“From my first days, I have come to prefer M-Pesa for most of my transactions as I find it convenient to use my phone when paying for fuel, shopping, making payments to other people and for booking the SGR on regular family trips to the Coast.
“It was a pleasant surprise when I received the call from SafaricomÂ on TuesdayÂ notifying me that I had won an apartment,” Erick explained.
He becomes the second winner after the first apartment went to James Njagi, an artisan at Gikomba Market.
Five moreÂ apartments to be won are located in Nairobi’s Kahawa West estate, off Thika Road and the Eastern Bypass.
“We are happy to see that the promotion winners reflect the diversity of M-PESA, which is a testament that it indeed is a mobile money service that brings the entire Kenyan society together.
“The promotion will continue for the next five weeks during which we will seek to reward even more of our customers for their loyalty,” Safaricom’s Director of Customer Operations,Â Jannet Atika stated.
Safaricom conveyed that more than 190,000 M-Pesa customers and 1,900 agents have won instant cash prizes and float amounting toÂ Ksh 2,000, Ksh5,000 and Ksh10,000.
Seven lucky customers and eight lucky agents stand to win an apartment and Ksh1 Million in float respectively.
Here is a video to better explain the promotion.