Nairobi nets Sh12b through e-payment

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By LILLIAN MUTAVI
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Nairobi City digital payment platform, Ejiji, has increased revenue collection to Sh12.7 billion up from Sh7.7 billion in 2013.

Ejiji pay collects revenue from various sectors in the county ranging from parking, single business permit, market rents, fire, advertisement, building regularisation among others.

Speaking to Nation, Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke said that Ejiji pay system tracks how much the county has collected and how many transactions have been done through it since it was installed in 2014.

Mr Mueke says that Ejiji, owned by JamboPay, has increased transparency and raised revenue collection significantly.

“Ejiji pay is now the second largest wallet in the region by transaction after Safaricom’s Mpesa,” said Mr Mueke.

On Thursday by 4.15pm City Hall had collected Sh1.602 million from daily parking, market rents Sh21,150, seasonal parking Sh2.58 million, parking penalties Sh38,000 and land rates Sh702,174.

Fire permit automation which began this year has improved revenue collection from Sh58 million last year to Sh210 million this year.

The head of parking, Fredrick Ndunyu, has said that parking has a target of Sh2 million daily, which the county has been working hard to achieve.

“The county needs money; every effort is going to be used though for a short term to ensure our revenue targets are realized,” said Mr Ndunyu.

Parking services have contributed to 88 per cent followed by land rates and markets at 86 per cent, Rental Houses (75 per cent), planning (63 per cent) and single business permits and bill boards at 60 and 40 per cent respectively.

County Secretary Robert Ayisi who has been spearheading revenue collection team has attributed increase on revenue to staff commitment.

Dr Ayisi said that they want to introduce a raft of measures to strengthen existing revenue collections systems.

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