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Kenyan firms in final of Citi Tech Integrity challenge

JamboPay chief executive, Danson Muchemi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
JamboPay chief executive, Danson Muchemi. FILE PHOTO | NMG  

Two Kenyan companies will take on other global finalists in showcasing integrity solutions at the Citi Tech for Integrity (T4I) Challenge, a global initiative sourcing solutions that promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector.

JamboPay and Mobiticket are among the 103 other companies that were selected out of over 1,000 submissions globally.

They stand a chance of winning awards from a range of sponsor companies among them, Citi, IBM, Microsoft, and MasterCard.

JamboPay, for instance, will be showcasing the ejijiPAY platform, a revenue collection service that enables residents and organisations within Nairobi to pay for various services and taxes through mobile, web and agents.

The ejijiPAY web platform provides a real-time dashboard for revenue monitoring and enforcement for revenue enhancement.

“JamboPay’s eJijiPAY used by Nairobi has seen the city realise an 80 per cent growth on revenue collection from Sh7billion to Sh12.7billion since we rolled out,” said JamboPay chief executive, Danson Muchemi.

“JamboPay is in talks with Telangana State in India for possible implementation of a service similar to Nairobi’s eJijiPAY.”

Mr Muchemi also said that Nairobi is the first City in Africa to implement a cashless revenue collection service courtesy of his platform.

Mobiticket, will also be battling out for the same award-benefits.

It is a Kenyan start-up that uses analytics and has developed a text-based ticketing service, allowing commuters to book for public transport tickets and pay through mobile money and multiple channels.

The last leg of the demo to showcase the solutions happened at Hyderabad India, between June 12-13 where 20 finalists showcased their integrity solutions to Citi Bank executives, government entities and expert FinTech judges.

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