M-Pesa account activation

 

  • Enter the M-Pesa menu from you mobile phone by dialling *555#.

  • On the screen you will see option 1 for Activate.

 

  • You will then be asked to set your personal PIN code.

  • Make sure your PIN code is 4-digit, does not contain repetitive or consecutive numbers, and that none knows your personal PIN code except of you.

 

 

  • After you have set your personal PIN Code, for security reasons, you will be asked to put the code again.

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  • Then you will be asked to put your personal details.

 
  • For every transaction you will be asked to put your personal PIN code. In this way you will be sure that none will use your M-Pesa account.  
  • Make sure to put your date of birth according to the requested format, e.g. if you were born on January 5th 1970 you have to put the date as 05011970.

  • You will receive an SMS which will inform you that your M-Pesa account is now active.

  • Now you can enter the M-Pesa menu by dialling *555# and select one of the options as a newly registered user.

 
The option “ Send Money” will not be available until the complete verification of your profile. After this verification, you will receive an SMS which will inform you about your M-Pesa account limitations.

 

 

  • After receiving the SMS about the limitations of your M-Pesa account, the main menu will also show the option of “ Send Money” .