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You’ll now pay parking fees using your phone

City Hall.

In the next three months, you will be able to pay your parking fee using your mobile phone, credit or debit card after City Hall signed a contract with Jambopay to automate revenue collection.

This will bring to an end the era of county parking collectors, whose task will now be to check electronically whether motorists have paid for parking.

The electronic payment platform will come on-stream beginning June, with the company doing a phased introduction of the various county revenue streams.

“We are keen on business permits, land rates and parking fees in the initial stages. We are targeting areas where they’ve been experiencing a lot of revenue pilferage,” said Jambopay CEO Danson Muchemi.

Cash handling

Other revenue streams that will be covered in the course of the year include licences, market fees, house rents and building plans approvals.

Governor Evans Kidero said the plan will greatly reduce cash handling by collectors who have previously been blamed for revenue loss at source.

“In the next three months, you should see very little interface between people and our payment systems,” he said.

It is estimated that the Jambopay will collect Sh600 million per month in the first year with this expected to rise to Sh1.6 billion per month within four years.