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Safaricom was founded in 1997 and in 2008, 25% of the company was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. It is the leading mobile operator in Kenya, with almost 40 million customers as of March 2021. The company launched its innovative mobile money product M-PESA in 2007 and had 28 million users and more than 248,000 agents as of March 2021.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Ownership structure
25% publicly listed, 35% Government of Kenya, 40% Vodafone
Fiscal year
Begins 1 April
Group revenue
US$2,352 million (FY2020)
Group employees
6,230 (FY2020)

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