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yu partners with Uchumi Supermarkets

yu, the mobile phone brand of Essar Telecom Kenya Limited has partnered with Uchumi Supermarkets to provide convenience and easy accessibility of the yuCash money transfer service to its consumers. This means that consumers can now pay for their goods and make other transactions using yuCash from any Uchumi outlet, country-wide.
The partnership allows Uchumi Supermarkets to carry out yuCash registrations and cash in cash out transactions in all their outlets.
While speaking at the launch ceremony, yu’s Country Manager Atul Chaturvedi said, “We are pleased to partner with Uchumi Supermarkets, Kenya’s second largest retail chain. The partnership will give our consumers’ convenience and easy accessibility to their monies from any of the Uchumi Supermarkets 7 days a week. yu will continue to engage in more partnerships with various organisations as we strive to provide more value added services to our consumers”.
yuCash money transfer service is much differentiated than other services offered in the market as it is accessible to any mobile subscriber on any network. A consumer is accessible to free history check for up to 30.

YU in partnership with Equity Bank

yu (Essar Kenya) has entered into partnership with Equity Bank to launch a card-less ATM withdrawal service targeted at yuCash users to access their funds at any Equity Bank ATM country-wide.yuCash customers can now enjoy access to their funds without necessarily going to yuCash outlets to make withdrawals.
yuCash clients will be required to initiate the withdrawal transaction from their phones upon which they get an authorization code that they can use at any of over 550 Equity Bank ATMs without the need for an ATM card or ownership of an Equity Bank account.
yuCash money transfer service is accessible to any mobile subscriber on any network. A yuCash user enjoys a free history check of up to 30 transactions.yuCash recently partnered with Uchumi Supermarkets which allows the chain store to carry out yuCash registrations and cash in cash out transactions in all their outlets.
YU sues KDN
Yu (Essar Kenya) has sued a data network provider (Kenya Data Network) for threatening to switch off its connectivity over Sh80 million debt dispute. Essar pleaded with Nairobi Commercial Court to prevent KDN from switching it off arguing that such an action will render thousands of Kenyans without communication services.
Yu, through its lawyer Julius Kemboy, says that KDN has threatened to terminate its services because of the dispute over billings and other alleged breaches. Yu has succeeded in getting a court injunction against KDN barring it from switching off transmission connectivity or interfering with Essars use of all other facilities and infrastructure until July 5, when the case will be heard with all parties present.
The order was issued by Commercial Court judge Muga Apondi also restrains any KDN employee from terminating or breaching obligations under the Masters Services agreement dated April 9, 2009. KDN was contracted by Essar Kenya (yu) to provide it with its capacity bandwidth through its fibre infrastructure as well as supply, install, and commission base stations.

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