In a move that marks the last bit of migration of revenue collection from City Hall to Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) through the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the NMS has lauched a short-code for receiving payments for various services offered by the county.
The new USSD code *647# will replace the *235# that has been in use since June last year when Nairobi County government parted ways with JamboPay.
Some of the services that will be accessible to city residents as part of the Nairobi Revenue Service online platform include parking, business permit, land rates, property management and market bill management, etc.
“Nairobi County is now unified under *647#. Dial and access a one stop platform for all your service delivery needs ranging from property management, land rates payments, market fees payments and parking fees payments,” read the advert in local dailies.
Nairobi County was using the old system Local Authority Integrated Financial Operations Management System (Laifoms) for revenue collection at the county.
Since KRA took over in March, it managed to collect a paltry Sh1.9 billion in the four months, representing a drop of Sh1.6 billion during a similar period in the financial year ended June 30, 2019 where JamboPay collected Sh3.5 billion.
The state agency collected Sh495.4 million in the month of March, Sh368.8 million the following month, in May Sh412.1 million was collected and in June, Sh588.8 million was realised.
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