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Nairobi County Government Hopes To Fight Corruption By Introducing Cashless Payments

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Corruption is one of the biggest hurdles facing most governments in Africa. This is so evident in Kenya with the police, local government employees and civil servants being the biggest culprits. With this bad reputation in mind, Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero, has taken the issue head on and vowed to kick corruption out of his city.

This he hopes to achieve by introducing cashless payments for services such as parking, land rates payments, licensing, market fees, house rents and building plan approvals.  He stated that, “The automated system is for management of accounts and funds collection so as to reduce the interface between people and cash payment systems.”

The service will be rolled out in July 2014 in conjunction with JamboPay (a service provided by Web Tribe). This new e-payment platform will be accessible from mobile phones, internet, POS devices & physical agents.

Mr. Kidero also added that this new e-payment platform will enhance service delivery to City residents and visitors.

On his part, Web Tribe CEO said, “Nairobi residents will have a choice to use their preferred payment option such as mobile money, plastic cards or cash through the Jambo Pay network.”  Web Tribe was selected from over 65 companies that had expressed interest in this service.

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