UPDATE 2-Kenya's Safaricom raises forecasts on sharp rise in subscribers

November 5, 2015 12:39 PM

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* Subscriber numbers up 15 pct to 25.1 million (Adds details on earnings, share price, analyst, outlook)

NAIROBI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Kenya's Safaricom raised its full-year income forecast on Thursday due a sharp rise in new subscribers and revenue as customers increasingly used its mobile payments system and more lucrative data services in the first half of the year.

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