Court declines to stop telecom giant Safaricom from expiring Bonga points

Looks like Safaricom is stirring up some drama with its Bonga points. In a surprising turn of events, the High Court in Kenya has declined to intervene and stop Safaricom from expiring those beloved loyalty points. Talk about a heated legal showdown!

Now, let’s break it down. Safaricom, being the savvy business that it is, wants to encourage people to redeem their Bonga points and unlock a whopping KES 4.5 billion in revenue. That’s no small change, my friends. So, they decided to put an expiry date on those points, giving subscribers until January 1, 2021, to cash them in.

But wait, there’s a plot twist! Enter our Nakuru-based surgeon, Dr. Magare Gikenyi, who filed a petition against Safaricom, arguing that the decision would result in Safaricom subscribers losing a staggering KES 4.5 million. Ouch! The good doctor claims that this move caught everyone off guard and will hit Kenyans hard, especially those in areas with limited internet access and high illiteracy levels. Not everyone is a tech wizard, you know!

Dr. Gikenyi believes that the court should intervene and suspend the expiry dates of Bonga points, going as far as declaring them illegal. He argues that Safaricom is putting profits before the welfare of its loyal customers who have helped the company grow. It’s a classic case of David versus Goliath, with the good doctor fighting for justice and fairness.

But hold your horses! Justice Mugure Thande had something to say about all this. She basically said, “Hey, doc, you filed this petition at the last minute, and I ain’t stopping Safaricom from blocking the redemption of Bonga points.” Mic drop! The judge decided to let the legal battle continue, with further directions scheduled for March 6. It’s like a cliffhanger in a thrilling courtroom drama!

So, where does that leave us? Well, the Bonga points expiration policy is causing quite the stir. Safaricom stands firm, saying it’s just good business sense, while critics cry foul and accuse the company of unfairness and an abuse of power. It’s a clash of opinions, and only time will tell how this battle will play out.

In the meantime, keep an eye on your Bonga points, my friends. Use them wisely before they disappear into thin air. And let’s see what happens when the curtain rises on March 6. Will the court rule in favor of the subscribers, or will Safaricom have the last laugh? Stay tuned for the next thrilling episode of Bonga Points Drama!


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