In Summary
  • The system will be in operation from Thursday
  • Residents and businesspeople will pay parking fees, market fees, single business permits, land rates and advertising fees through the digital platform
  • Payments will be made through the USSD code *414#

The Meru County government has contracted JamboPay, a digital payment platform, to automate its major revenue streams as it seeks to raise Sh1 billion this financial year.

From Thursday, Meru residents and businesspeople will pay parking fees, market fees, single business permits, land rates and advertising fees through the digital platform.

The Kiraitu Murungi-led administration has been striving to improve local collections which also determine the amount of sharable revenue allocated to the counties.

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Meru County Revenue Board General Manager John Ntoiti said the digital payment system will also be rolled out in partnership with Cooperative bank.

Dr Ntoiti said JamboPay will facilitate payment platforms including mobile, credit and visa cards as well as through agents. Cooperative bank will ensure collections are remitted on the same day besides providing agents.

 “To pay, one will use a mobile USSD code *414# to register to the MeruPay platform. Money will be deposited in an e-wallet from which they can pay for various county fees and rates. This is meant to get to the unreached taxpayers to increase our local collections,” Dr Ntoiti said.

He said Jambo Pay will be required to remit the collections to the county government's account on the same day.

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