Kenya’s Mookh Africa Bags Visa Prize

Highlight: Mookh Africa declared winner during Sub-Saharan Africa Everywhere Challenge by Visa.

Mookh Africa, a Kenya based technology startup, has been winner during Sub-Saharan Africa Everywhere Challenge by the global payments technology giant Visa, Inc. The Kenyan newly launched startup not only won the ” Social Business Payments” contest but also succeeded to grab $50000 prize. Mookh emerged victorious after beating 11 other contestants that had found a space in the final out of 238 total submissions.

Mookh Africa has created a social e-commerce platform through which people who live in Kenya are being allowed to buy and sell anything they want on the most popular social media networks Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It is something extraordinary experience done by our native entrepreneurs, said a frequent user of Mookh Africa.

We are empowered now to sell and buy anything of our choice, he added while contacted by our representative. The tech startup was founded on August 26th of 2015 by a dynamic Kenyan entrepreneur and the current CEO of the company named Eric Thimba.

Eric Thimba said in the excitement that bringing home a $50000 prize isn’t as exciting as becoming a partner with Visa. He said, while asked by our representative to elaborate, that a prize of this kind is a dream come true that will surely help our company operate for a longer period of time but partnering with Visa will aid our platform to grow further not just in Kenya but also across the whole African continent.

Visa Everywhere Initiative is a global innovative contest in which participation of startups are sought to help resolve payments and eCommerce challenges. The first program was conducted in the United States back in the year 2015 by its organizer Visa and successive contests followed quickly in other countries. Visa, on a page of its official website, claims to have seen the participation of more than 6000 contestants, among which 251 winners have raised a collective amount of $2.5 billion in funding globally.

Sarah Contreras

The author holds a bachelor's degree in Communication with expertise in certain fields like media and marketing. She currently works as a web content contributor for ANC Delivers, one of the fastest fleet home and corporate delivery services in Australia.