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PesaLink appoints Gituku Kirika as CEO


Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), the subsidiary of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) that operates the banking industry’s instant payment service PesaLink, has announced the appointment of Gituku Kirika as Chief Executive Officer.

Gituku takes over from Agnes Gathaiya. Over 6 million Kenyans have moved in excess of Ksh 200 billion across the 25 plus participating banks since PesaLink was launched by IPSL and KBA in 2017.

Gituku has extensive banking and fintech leadership experience, having worked across East Africa with Standard Chartered Bank and DTB, primarily in product development.

Prior to joining IPSL, Gituku was Director for Digital Payments (Sub-Saharan Africa) at Mastercard.

He has spearheaded various partner and regulatory engagements that have promoted digitization and transformation within the industry, delivering market first solutions.

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