Safaricom has shut down Public likes paybill number which is key to effect an upgrade. This is a catastrophe because it means that no payment will pass through Mpesa service. It is estimated that 9over 90% users of public likes use Mpesa as means of payment and upgrade.
In the recent days Public likes has introduced a raft of new measures like tighter security control with upload of the user identity cards or passports to each user account. This also included payments through banks that do not go through payout limitations that have been plaguing the money dispersement .
The whole new mechanism is in jeopardy as one of the banks involved has denied any partnership with public likes. An anonymous user has confirmed to ‘sleektv’ that today there was no PTC (Pay To Click) today therefore no one earned any money today in the public likes website.