How To Make Payments Using M-PESA 1Tap

This is a simple guide on how you can make payments using M-PESA 1Tap.  This is a faster way to make payments through Mpesa using a card, phone sticker or wristband device that is connected to your M-PESA account. The service which was launched in May 2017,  uses a gadget referred to as Point of Sale (POS) to process the transactions.

How M-PESA 1Tap  Works 

1. The vendor keys in the amount to be paid onto the M-PESA 1Tap Point of Sale device

2.  You tap your M-PESA 1Tap tag onto the Point of Sale device

3. You will then receive a pop-up message on your phone asking you to enter your M-PESA PIN for the transaction to be processed

To get the M-PESA 1Tap tag (card, wristband or sticker) visit any Safaricom Retail shop, M-PESA Agent or Safaricom authorized dealer where it will be connected to your M-PESA account and activated for use.


Before using the M-PESA Card it is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds in your M-PESA account to cover your transaction plus the costs of the transaction where applicable.

Important Links 

1. New Mpesa Withdrawal and Sending Charges

2.New Mpesa Agent Commission Structure

3. How To Deposit Money To Paypal in Kenya Using Mpesa

4.Why MPesa was so successful in Kenya

5. How To Okoa Stima Tokens In Kenya

6. How to Get an Mpesa Till Number in Kenya

7. Safaricom Short Term PayBill Requirements

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