MPESA API to go live in two months

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It’s been a long wait for developers waiting to get hands on the Safaricom’s MPESA API.

Failure to access the MPesa API has decelerated progress on new solution that would run on the MPesa platform.

Safaricom has promised to open up its APIs, as it now has more system autonomy and can engage more developers.

“We are currently examining business-case scenarios before we open up the system to developers; this will enable them to access APIs so that they can co-create solutions that run on the MPesa platform and deepen the growing ecosystem around the product — this should be live in the next two months,” Okwero said.

Safaricom said it worked with IBM to transfer data from G1 to G2 and Huawei provided technical expertise.