Telecommunications firm Safaricom has said it will fund Denis Muthii’s dream to study Mechanical engineering at an Institution of his choice in appreciation for him being their 30th million customer.
The 19-year old from Kimunye in Kirinyaga County will also receive a mechanic toolkit, a year’s worth of All in One bundle at Ksh 10,000 per month, Ksh 10,000 worth of airtime per month for a year, and a Samsung Note 9 among other gifts.
“We are deeply humbled and honored that Denis and more than 30 million customers have chosen Safaricom as their preferred service provider. The trust that our customers have put in us is an affirmation of our strategy of always placing our customer first and of providing them with relevant and affordably priced products. As a show of appreciation, we are glad to walk with Denis in his ambition to bring to life his passion to be a professional mechanical engineer,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer – Safaricom.
Denis says he bought a Safaricom line in Kerugoya town, shortly after completing his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education to always be in touch with his family. He says he chose Safaricom for the weekly offers.
“I chose to purchase a Safaricom line because I felt their weekly bundles aligned closely with my needs. In addition, their Okoa Jahazi service has been timely when I am short of credit, and I find their Customer Care Agents accessible and polite. I thank them for this recognition and for supporting me in my ambition to be a mechanical engineer,” said Denis.
He joins more than 3,000 youth who are set to benefit from a separate KES 132 million Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) program by the Safaricom Foundation.
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Safaricom controlled 64.2% of the total 46.6 million subscriptions in the country as of June last year according to the Communication Authority of Kenya data.