Residents of Trans Nzoia County can now pay for parking fees and market fees etc electronically thanks to a new partnership between the telcom and the county government.
“We are delighted to enable digital lifestyles for the people of Trans Nzoia County through M-PESA. This will greatly enhance convenience for residents, enabling them to pay for county services wherever they are and at whatever time,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO – Safaricom.
To use the service, residents of Kitale Municipality, Cherengany, Kiminini, Saboti, and Kwanza will dial *818#, which will give them several options to choose from easily.
“Through M-PESA, we look forward to strengthening revenue collection in Trans Nzoia County by plugging losses. It will also give us better visibility of collections through timely reconciliation and reporting. By interlinking different systems, we will be able to enhance service delivery and efficiency for the benefit of the people of this county,” said Patrick Khaemba, Governor, Trans Nzoia County.
Besides *818#, county payments for Trans Nzoia and other counties are available under the consolidated *334# M-PESA menu, under the Lipa Na M-PESA option. Customers can then select “County Services” and the particular county to make payments.
Across the country, 25 counties have fully integrated their payment collection systems with M-PESA. In addition, all 47 counties accept cashless payments through M-PESA