In Summary
  • With JamboPay’s contract nearing its end, Muchemi said, there has been jostling and attacks on his company.
  • Mr Muchemi attributed the political interference to certain political figures whom he did not name.
  • Decision not to renew the contract was arrived at as a measure aimed at protecting the company from political meddling.

Political interference, mistrust and negative publicity are the major factors that pushed electronic payment platform provider, JamboPay, not to renew its contract with City Hall, it has now emerged.

The damning revelations emerged during an oversight committee session where the firm’s management was being grilled.

On January 7, 2019 Web Tribe wrote to City Hall stating it will not be seeking to renew its contract with the county government when it expires on April 7, 2019.

Appearing before the County Assembly Energy and ICT Committee, Danson Muchemi, the chief executive officer of Web Tribe which is JamboPay’s parent company, revealed that the negative publicity the firm has been getting since entering into contract with City Hall has been depicting it in bad light.

CONTRACT ENDS

He explained that political interference has also been on the increase. With JamboPay’s contract nearing its end, he said, there has been jostling and attacks on his company leading to their decision not to renew the contract with the county once the current one lapses.

Mr Muchemi attributed the political interference to certain political figures whom he did not name, accusing them of trying to meddle with how the firm operates.

He said that the decision not to renew the contract was arrived at as a measure aimed at protecting the company from political meddling.

“We have continued receiving bad publicity from the county government despite the fact that we have been in business together with a relationship spanning the last five years,” said Mr Muchemi on Wednesday.

The company was contracted by the county government in 2014 to supply, implement and maintain an automated revenue collection and payments solution for a period of five years.

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