Cabinet approves Digital Payments for services


The cabinet meeting was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday (FILE)

The government will soon start receiving revenue via digital payment methods.

The cabinet has approved the Implementation of Digital Payments for Government services in line with the Government’s goal of attaining a cashless economy by 2017.

In a cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday, it was noted that approving the digital payment gateways would contribute to reduced costs, increased efficiency across the economy and significant expansion in financial inclusion.

The Cabinet noted with appreciation the gains made at the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development and the State Law Office where a significant rise in revenue collection has been reported.

The over 30% improvement was attributed to introduction of Electronic Payments in the two departments.

The Hosting of the Eastern Africa Ministerial Forum for Ministers of Social Development under the Auspices of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformation Programme in Nairobi by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.  The Forum will take place in Nairobi from 24th – 26th February, 2015.

In the meeting, the Cabinet also approved the introduction of the Environmental Management and Coordination Bill, The Public Service Bill and The Persons Deprived of Liberty Bill, 2014 to the National Assembly.