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Safaricom Widens 5G coverage to 21 Counties

Kenyans in 21 Counties to enjoy high speed Internet after safaricom extends 5G network.

5G is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks.

The Kenyas Super Fast Internet will help citizens up their business as well as enjoy browsing in their homesteads.

Last year, 5G was only available in Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Kisumu, Mombasa, Kisii, and Kakamega. The new extension now covers Kilifi, Kwale, Nakuru, Laikipia, Uasin Gishu, Garissa, Kericho, and Marsabit.


After the official launch, Safaricom is now targeting over 400,000 5G subscribers to start enjoying a slowest speed of 400mbps to a highest speed of 700Mbps.

Availability and How to purchase 5G data bundles

“The 5G bundles are personalised based on usage and are available on Tunukiwa via MySafaricom App,, and USSD *444# or *544#,” said Safaricom.

Frequently Asked questions [Faqs]

Is 5G available in Kenya?

5G is available in Kenya only for Safaricom customers in select locations in 28 towns across 21 counties, with more coverage expansion planned countrywide.

To check 5G coverage visit

How to check if your phone is 5G

You must own a 5G phone in order to use a 5G network. If your device is not 5G capable, you can visit any of Safaricom shop outlets and buy a compatible device.

Examples of mobile phones available that are designed to support 5G from manufacturers such are Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and Oppo.

Tambua Africa Reporter

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