The Safaricom Story

Safaricom was founded in 1997 as a fully owned subsidiary of Telkom Kenya before a 40 percent acquisition by Vodafone Group PLC in May 2000, and a public offering of 25 percent shares through the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 2008.Safaricom is the leading telecommunication company in East Africa, keeping over 42 million customers connected and playing a critical role in the society, supporting over one million jobs both directly and indirectly.

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