The Kenyan App market is unique as most of the very popular Kenyan apps are diverted to banking and financing, with a lean towards money loaning apps. There is one interesting surprise within the list, which is possibly one of the most unique apps in Kenya.
Here are the Top 10 most popular free Kenyan apps on iOS:
10. Eazzy Banking (Store Rank: 78)
Published by Finserve Africa via Equity Bank, Eazzy Banking is an App platform that allows its users to manage their money and track their financial goals with freedom of choice and control. Transfer funds manage Forex and Equitel.
The App is also customizable, add your own icons, backgrounds, and names to accounts.
Equitel, also known as Finserve Africa, is a mobile virtual network operator from Kenya – however, the App is run by Equity Bank, Equitel’s first financial institution in Africa.
- M Co-Op Cash (Store Rank: 71)
A mobile banking App in which you can enquire about your balances, check bill payments, top-up on airtime and more.
The App is brought by the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, which was awarded the Best Bank of Kenya in 2010 by the London Financial Times due to their quick growth.
- Freshpro (Store Rank: 70)
A highly unique and interesting inclusion within the rankings.
“Farm to Doorstep” – Freshpro claims to be the simplest way to order your fruits and veggies fresh from the farm. The App features a clean UI, with modern menus and iOS integration.
The Kenyan company delivers diary, eggs, and vegetables from farms to your doorstep.
- Absa Kenya (Store Rank: 64)
A simple, fast and secure banking app that allows you to transact from anywhere, anytime. With it, you can view account balances quickly, buy airtime and pay bills, as well as send money to a mobile wallet account – the app also features biometric login.
Absa Kenya is a subsidiary of Absa Group Ltd., an African-based financial services group.
- KCB Mobile (Store Rank: 49)
The #1 payment App in East and Central Africa – the app features a bold and modern visual design that is “carefully crafted to deliver a beautiful user experience.”
The App includes features such as accessing your account, sending and withdrawing money. With it, you can access loans, track stocks, foreign exchange rates and look at financial trends. The App is regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya.
Kocela International, the company behind the App, is based in Nairobi.
- Okolea (Store Rank: 40)
Okolea is an app that provides instant loans to Kenyans via their mobile phones. The loan limits for clients are reviewed and increased every time they repay their loans on time. Okolea has a low-interest rate of 0.5% per day, and customers can borrow more than 1 loan at a time.
Okolea International is based in Nairobi, a tech company that has revolutionized financial solutions for digital loans, money transfer, digital payment, big data, and accounting software – it likewise looks to the future, hoping to leverage on emerging technologies like AI, IoT, and VR to power innovation and improve people’s lives.
- Carrefour Kenya (Store Rank: 37)
An easy and accessible way to find the closest Carrefour Store location, and most convenient way to locate promotions and deals – the App also offers a list system and customer survey functions.
Carrefour Kenya is owned by MAF Hypermarkets, an Emirati company based in Dubai, which operates stores in over 13 countries, including those in North Africa.
- Jiji.co.ke (Store Rank: 31)
Jiji is a website for classifieds, “the best place to sell anything to real people”. Their classifieds boast an advanced security system, and their app is an extension of their website in which people are able to buy and sell anything – from vehicles, electronics, property, fashion – there are even categories for this seeking work.
Originally a part of South African OLX Group, Jiji came about when OLX’s African horizontals were sold Ukraine-based Genesis Technology Partners. Jiji operates in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- My Safaricom (Store Rank: 14)
Safaricom is a Kenyan mobile network operator based in Nairobi. With being the largest telecommunications provider in Kenya it has become one of the most profitable companies in the East and Central African region. The company is also home to the widely renowned M-Pesa, a mobile banking service based around SMS.
My Safaricom App is a convenient way for customer self-service. Customers are able to manage their Safaricom account and interact with customer care. Key features include a cost calculator, account balances, Data and SMS plans, Store Locator, M-Pesa and a Bill Manager.
- Zenka Loan Kenya (Store Rank: 8)
This app claims to be the “Best Mobile Loan App in Kenya”.
An English-only flexible personal loan platform based in Nairobi, Kenya, with the aim of giving Kenyans more control over their finances with its unique features. With Zenka, it is easy to register and apple for loans, after which you will receive the loan directly into your M-Pesa account. Some of their loans boast an interest rate as low as 0%.
Supported by Kenyan telecom giant Safaricom, Zenka uses state-of-the-art encryption to protect your data, that Zenka likewise promises to never share or sell.
All rankings gained from Similarweb.
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