Ever tried applying for a job, a scholarship, a bursary, a FOREX account or just about anything online but failed because apparently, a P.O Box address was needed in the application process and you didn’t have one?
And in the rare circumstances that you used someone else’s address, did you feel inconvenienced when you direly needed to pick your letter-or-parcel but couldn’t get hold of the owner of the address you used?
Well, these are just but a few tales of frustrations Kenyans have had to deal with in the past on matters postal address.
Worse is told of a senior manager at POSTA KENYA who missed a high profile job opportunity because apparently, his offer letter was posted sooner, but since it was in care of someone else, he only learnt about getting the job months after the position had been filled.
To try change these narratives and how letters/parcels are revived in Kenya; POSTA Kenya in partnership with UPU, startupbootcamp, Microsoft, Ministry of ICT, Safaricom and other local telecoms have come up with a simpler and convenient solution. Mpost.
What is Mpost?
Mpost which means mobile post office is a service by Posta Kenya which enables you to use your phone number as a formal postal address. With Mpost, you get access to Postal Services through your mobile phone.
Why Should You Use this service?
For Convenience – You will receive a text message on your phone when a mail is received at the post office. Better yet, Posta Kenya can deliver your mail to your house, office or wherever you ask at an additional cost.
For Security – If you have used a school address, a church address or your workplace’ address to receive letters then you might want to attest to the fact that there is no privacy and the security of your mail is not guaranteed.
As a matter of fact, your mail may sometimes get lost. Mpost solves this problem by guaranteeing security of all your mail.
It is affordable – This service only costs Ksh. 300 per year. Ain’t it affordable?
Inclusion – Because registration for this service only requires a phone number, it’s easier for anyone to get an address.
Application for a Post Office Box | How to Register for Mpost
- Dial *890*90#
- You will be redirected to a mobile page with new registration, physical address linkage, request for mail dispatch and change postal code options.
- Choose option 1 to register
- Enter your ID number
- Enter your preferred postal code
- Enter Agent’s number or agents phone number. If not applicable press 0 to continue
- Pay Ksh. 300 for Mpost to Postal Corporation of Kenya to be registered
Should that payment fail for whatever reason, use Mpost paybill number 506500 – account number (your mobile number.
Posta Codes or Mpost Codes in PDF
Post Kenya Contacts
Posta House, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
P. O. Box 34567 GPO, Nairobi, 00100 Kenya.
Cell: 0719072600 / 0734108120
Tel: 020 324 2000 / 3242600
Mpost Kenya Contacts
Adress: Huduma Center, GPO