Safaricom has today recognized Dennis Muthii from Kirinyaga County for being its 30th Million customer. The telco will undertake to fulfill his ambition of joining a leading technical institution in the country whereby it will fund his tuition and upkeep as he studies mechanical engineering.
In addition to the tuition funding, Denis will also receive a mechanic toolkit, a year’s worth of All in One bundles at KES 10,000 per month, KES 10,000 worth of airtime per month for a year, and a Samsung Note 9 among other goodies.
Denis apparently 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 has been working as a carpenter for the last two months before transitioning to a mechanic a week ago after joining his brother’s garage in Embu town.
Dennis had this to say, “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.”
Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer – Safaricom, had this to say, “We are deeply humbled and honoured 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.”
Dennis will join 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. Announced in February 2019, the program will focus on entry-level training for four key areas within the construction industry specifically welding, plumbing and electrical engineering. The funds will be used for student’s fees, teacher training, setting up smart classrooms and construction of state of the art workshops.