On January 17th 2017, CS Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Sicily Kariuki together with other partners and stakeholders were issued with Huduma Cards at Huduma Centre GPO then proceeded to pay for fare using the cards on the Cashlite express bus. This marked the commencement of the pilot phase of the Huduma Card.
In order to ensure the Huduma Card is working efficiently, Huduma Kenya has partnered with 6 main partners; MasterCard, DTB, Equity, CBA, KCB and X-infoTech. Mastercard in particular is a key partner in the Huduma Card as they ensure acceptance of the card internationally whilst also ensuring high standards of security!
The Cashlite express bus is a bus that accepts card payments. For now Huduma is piloting with two buses; City shuttle and Compliant bus. The two buses ply several routes such as kikuyu, Ngong road, Jogoo road and KNH- CBD route. You can board the Cashlite Express bus at Kencom, Ambassador or Railways stage and Get a 10 bob discount every time you pay with the Huduma card.
You can collect the card free of charge from any of the 5 Huduma centers in Nairobi. Once you receive your Huduma card simply load it with funds and begin paying for goods and services such as fare, or even shop at stores that allow MasterCard transactions.
For any enquiries on Huduma Card please visit corporte.hudumakenya.go.ke or call them on 0206900020.