Nairobi residents can now make online payments for land rates and business permits through the recently launched Nairobi City Council web portal. The development comes in the wake of calls by some Nairobi-based interest groups that the county government should improve its service delivery.
Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero said that he welcomes people to use the web portal in making payments and accessing public information extensively.
The portal’s homepage photo displays Nairobi’s Uhuru Park, which is a recreational park that appears to chant the city’s slogan ‘The Green City in the Sun’. Each day, hundreds of people visit the park for picnics and a host of other activities. It is also a venue for public events, rallies and holiday celebrations. At the centre of the homepage is the Nairobi County Logo. Underneath the webpage are buttons that when clicked display extras such as “Explore Nairobi”, “History of Kenya’s Oldest City” as well as “About Nairobi.”
On clicking “Explore Nairobi”, content on key economics sectors in Nairobi, including tourism, transport and banking, come to view. Major tourist destinations are also included, such as Nairobi National Park, Karura Forest Sanctuary and Nairobi Central Business District (CBD). Information on other public amenities, such as Nairobi hospitals is also included. Also notable is Governor Kidero’s history.
The portal has plugged in numerous social media platforms to engage and allow users to share information from the web.
There is also a main menu button on the homepage that sports options such as events, tenders, news, county laws, ePayments, jobs, resources, maps and sub-county administration. A gallery that has photos displaying Nairobi’s major shopping destinations and transportation, including major shopping malls, Commuter Railway Service and Thika Superhighway, are included on the homepage.