In a move to ease payment for services and streamline revenue collection, the Nairobi City Council Government, in partnership with JamboPay, has switched to e-payment for its range of services — such as matatu seasonal ticketing and rent for estates and market stalls.
Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero said the e-payments for land rates and single Business Permit were already operational and had helped ease long queues at City Hall.
“We have activated this system today and it is accessible to Nairobi residents intending to pay for seasonal parking or rent through their mobile phones, authorized banks and agents, huduma centres a Teleposta Towers, City Square Post Office and Makadara County Offices (formerly DC’s office) and from a link on the county’s web portal,” said Dr Kidero .
Jonathan Mueke, Deputy Governor of Nairobi, stated that the county was working on the third phase of the e-payment modules that will see automation of daily and seasonal parking payment for individuals.
The e-payment solution and the web portal are part of the Nairobi City County ICT Transformation Program which started in 2013. It is aimed at improving efficiency and accountability in the collection and management of NCC funds.
Public service vehicles and tenants can use any of the new system have an option of using one of the several forms f interface with the e-payment solution. This, Mueke said, will help ease the hustle of queuing in the county office to make payments.
“JamboPay is proud of this partnership that will ease and simply citizen interaction with the County Government. We will continue supporting the County with cutting edge technology and support services. We are targeting to recruit 6,000 revenue collection agents in the city to support this service,” said Danson Muchemi, the JamboPay CEO.
The online portal can be accessed at Nairobi.go.ke . USSD option is also accessible by dialling *217# for the basic level phones.