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When Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority announced it will launch its regulations for a sandbox, industry players knew the regulator was going into uncharted waters, at least on the continent. Though this kind of concept has been tested and approved in other global markets, Kenya was taking the mantle in leading the continent in helping fintechs experiment and innovate in a controlled environment.

Fintechs have played a great role in providing access to finance for Africa but they have been hindered by lack of certainty with some failing to make it to the next year. However, they remain key to financial inclusivity in the continent that has long been left behind n this realm.

A regulatory sandbox is a framework set up by a financial sector regulator to allow small scale, live testing of innovations by private firms in a controlled environment under the regulator’s supervision. The concept, which was developed …