Safaricom’s New M-Pesa app tops the most downloaded apps in Kenya from the Google Playstore according to a digital intelligence provider for enterprise and small to mid-sized business customers, Similarweb.
Unlike other years where social media apps like WhatsApp take the top spots, in 2021, dominating the list are mobile loan apps like Lioncash and Kashway showing the thirst for an easy source of credit for Kenyans who don’t have accounts with banks and other traditional financial institutions.
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This is despite the government’s bid to clamp down on the issuance of high-interest loans as well as the predatory practices that have accompanied the digital lending industry’s massive growth.
Here’s the list of the most downloaded apps in Kenya in 2021;
|1. M-PESA||Safaricom Limited||Finance|
|2. MySafaricom||Safaricom Limited||Lifestyle|
|3. TikTok Lite||TikTok Pte. Ltd.||Social|
|4. AsapKash – Reliable and Safe Credit Loans Online||Asapkash||Finance|
|5. LionCash – Instant Loan to M-Pesa in Kenya||LionCash Global||Finance|
|6. Kashway – Safe loan app in Kenya||wakanda credit||Finance|
|7. JUMIA Online Shopping||JUMIA||Shopping|
|8. CreditHela – Safe Credit Loan App||O-STREAM CL||Finance|
|9. iPesa – Reliable and Safe Credit Loans to M-PESA||Xcredit||Finance|
|10. LCash – Quick Loan in Kenya||Warmsun International||Finance|
|11. KashPlus – Online Loan to M-Pesa||KashPlus Tech||Finance|
|13. Kopesha – Online Cash Lending||XiSoft Inc||Finance|
|14. Apesa – Reliable and Safe Credit Loans Online||APESA||Finance|
|15. Boomplay: Download Music Enjoy Offline Music Free||Transsnet Music Limited||Music & Audio|
|16. Opera Mini – fast web browser||Opera||Communication|
|17. Opera News Lite – Less Data, More News||Opera||News & Magazines|
|18. HELB||HIGHER EDUCATION LOANS BOARD.||Finance|
|19. TikTok||TikTok Pte. Ltd.||Social|
|20. Inua Funds||Mtaani Inc.||Finance|