Kenyan Central Bank Orders Financial Institutions to Stop Dealing With Two Nigerian Fintechs

Kenyan Central Bank Orders Financial Institutions to Stop Dealing With Two Nigerian Fintechs


In a letter addressed to the CEOs of financial institutions, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has said financial institutions operating in the country must cease and desist from dealing with two Nigerian fintechs, Flutterwave and Chipper Cash. The letter reiterates the CBK governor Patrick Njoroge and the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA)’s assertions that the two companies are not licensed to operate in Kenya.

Flutterwave and Chipper’s Clash With the CBK

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has ordered financial institutions in the country to cease and desist from dealing with two Nigerian fintech startups Flutterwave and Chipper Cash. The order came barely 24 hours after the CBK governor, Patrick Njoroge, had told journalists that the two entities are not licensed to operate in

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