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Economy

All City Hall’s revenue points go online

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

City Hall has said it will fully automate its revenue channels from Friday in a bid to seal loopholes.

Governor Mike Sonko said going cashless will double annual revenue from Sh15.5 billion to Sh30 billion.

In a statement, Mr Sonko said all Nairobi County systems will go fully electronic adding that nobody will be allowed to pay cash to acquire any service.

“Nairobi loses millions of shilling daily, partly due to weak control systems and a deeply entrenched corruption culture that has become a way of life for most of those working for the county. This will come to an end under my administration,” stated Mr Sonko.

The sentiments have been echoed by Jambopay, an electronic platform contracted by City Hall to collect revenue on its behalf. The firm’s chief executive Danson Muchemi said they have been given a go-ahead to automate all the 136 revenue centres by September 1.

“The governor is in support of our system and wants to automate all the revenue collected by the beginning of this month,” said Mr Muchemi.

He said parking, land rates, single business permits, liquor licensing, rents, fire permits, cess payments and construction permits were the only services previously covered by the ejijipay.

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