Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero has launched Kenya’s first County Government electronic payment system set to bring efficiency and convenience in the County revenue collections. The e-payment solution, developed by Kenyan tech firm Jambopay, will now allow land owners, matatu owners, market vendors, and business owners make payments to the County Government using their mobile phones, or with debit cards at selected banks and at independent agent stalls spread across the metropolis.
“Jambopay is proud of this partnership that will ease and simply citizen interaction with the County Government. We will continue supporting County governments with cutting edge technology and support services. We are targeting to recruit 6000 revenue collection agents in the city to support this service,” said Jambopay CEO Mr. Dan Muchemi.
The e-payment system hopes to boost the County Government revenue collection, seal up the revenue losses due to physical cash payments and reduce the common conflict between revenue collectors and payers. Kidero says individuals will not be required to visit City Hall to pay their rates
“The new system will eradicate the long queues that were a common scene at the City Council hall. It is important for Nairobi residents to embrace the new platform because it is designed to ease payment for services offered by the county government,” said Governor Evans Kidero.
Jambopay CEO, Dan Muchemi says Jambopay’s vision is to create such systems for 15 more counties and successfully expand in other African cities and markets. Jambopay won the Sh2.7 billion tender to develop and deploy the e-payment system for the Nairobi County Government. They faced off against 65 other bidding firms that included giants Oracle, IBM and Silicon Craft.