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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) will roll out a new revenue collection system for Nairobi County in July.

The taxman took over revenue collection in the capital on March 16 after the signing of the deed of transfer between Governor Mike Sonko and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.

In the deed, Sonko ceded health, transport and public works, utilities and ancillary as well as planning, and development services to the national government.

The new revenue collection system, being developed by the Interior ministry, will be known as Taifapay and is expected to be ready by June.

This was revealed in a KRA takeover strategy document which details the measures to be implemented by KRA Commissioner General Githii Mburu to ensure effective revenue collection in the capital.

“The Ministry of Interior has developed a system comprising of a portal, payment gateway (Taifapay) and a back office system. Completion of the system is by June and roll-out in July 2020,” read the strategy paper.

Revenue collection in Nairobi is currently carried out through the National Bank of Kenya after JamboPay’s contract was terminated in April 2019.

Jambopay had served the county since 2014 and was responsible for the automation of Nairobi’s 137 revenue streams, including parking, rates, single business permits, fire inspection certificates, billboard advertisements and food handlers’ certificates.

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