Stanchart-Telkom Kenya join hands for 'Omoka Vinoma' partnership

Stanchart-Telkom Kenya join hands for 'Omoka Vinoma' partnership

Telkom Kenya has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank for a partnership dubbed as 'Omoka Vinoma' that will see Telkom prepaid subscribers get access to 100% cashback on Standard Chartered current account transactions.

The partnership will present a competitive proposition to Telkom pre-paid Mobile customers upon purchasing a preferential data bundle, said a press note from the integrated telecommunications provider in Kenya.

A Telkom customer will get 30GB of mobile data for KShs1200.The offer will give the Telkom customer access to 100% cashback on all transactions for 3 months, when they open a Current Account from Standard Chartered Bank, as well as a one-month Showmax Pro Mobile subscription with access to premium streaming content, including live sports events, as well as live local news and music channels.

According to the release, this bundle also presents another sweetener – the customer will have access to 4 free rides a month with a value of up to KES 260 each, from leading ride-hailing app, Bolt. Standard Chartered will reimburse transaction costs incurred by the customers during the 3-month campaign that ends on 31st July 2021.

Eric Achola, Director for Marketing at Telkom, said: “Telkom is focused on bringing much-needed innovative products and solutions to the Kenyan market. Consumers are currently on the hunt for the next best competitive proposition that will give them more value. Our partnership with the Standard Chartered Bank will see us address our customers’ Communication, Financial and Entertainment need during this period.”

Edith Chumba Head of Consumer, Private, and Business Banking at Standard Chartered Kenya and EA, said: “Our research on Kenyan youths reflected that most interact with and prefer using digital products and services on a daily. This has further been escalated by the rapid growth of the digital economy since the onset of the pandemic.

Chumba added: "Remote working and schooling have now become the norm and there has been a greater uptake of online shopping and entertainment. Further research has shown that most of the youth are now money conscious with many looking for ways to cut costs and save money. This bundle is our response to the need for quality Internet access and the desire to be financially prudent. It offers easy access to online channels and allows users to enjoy efficient banking services through the SC Mobile App which is built for convenience. It’s a bundle that offers an optimal mix of work and play.’’

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