Why this Library ?¶
This project was motivated by the need and frustration faced by my colleagues and myself when developing software that interfaced and intergrated with Mpesa’s Daraja API , A popular mobile money platform that is widely used in Africa.
A lot of developers, and that may include you, as you are reading this, face some trouble when interfacing with the daraja api especially the messy parts of authenticating and obtaining an Oauth Token from the api that expires quickly even when you keep the token for 30 days.
For python developers,even when using the awesome requests library to do the work, you will often need to manually prepare the request headers, the payload which varies depending on the api you are interfacing with and still parse the request response to extract the information you need.
That is why i developed this library, to abstract away those messy, repetitive tasks you will often do in your code as you intergrate Mpesa into your software solution. This is to help you focus on the business logic implementation and not on the unimportant third party payment gateway.
This will result in cleaner, shorter, and beautiful code that is easy to refactor and maintain.
Now head over to the getting started section ….. and happy coding!!