E-Citizen portal gazetted as government’s official digital payment platform
All payments for government services shall be made through the E-citizen portal.
This comes as Cabinet Secretary for Treasury Njuguna Ndung’u gazettes the portal to be the official government digital payment platform
“The Government of the Republic of Kenya has developed the eCitizen.go.ke Digital Payments Platform through which citizens and all persons will be able to pay for government services” reads the gazette notice dated December 20, 2022.
“eCitizen.go.ke is a wholly owned domain and portal of the Government of Kenya. eCitizen.go.ke is the official Government Digital Payments Platform,” it reads further.
The move comes as President William Ruto plans to migrate all the government services to the digital platform in the next 6-12 months.
Government payments going digital is aimed at increasing revenue collection and minimizing the cost of collection and enhancing service delivery.
The Digital Payments platform is integrated with all available electronic payment platforms in Kenya, including mobile money payment services.
A raft of government services have been bundled under the ecitizen, generating hundreds of thousands of transactions monthly.
The portal generates an invoice for the various services and the user proceeds to pay the amount using mobile money platforms through the government’s pay bill number.
Once payment is made, the system reflects the transaction and generates a receipt that the user can print.
Services provided under the portal include motor vehicle ownership, land searches, birth, and death registrations.
Also, CS Ndung’u announced that more transactions are being migrated to the online payment portal, as the government unveils a new universal pay bill number, 222222.
“All payments for Government services shall progressively be made through eCitizen.go.ke. The official Government of Kenya Pay Bill Number is 222222,” reads the notice.
The CS notes that the official identifier of citizens shall be one’s National Identity Card number; foreigners shall use an Alien Identity Card number.
Ndung’u further said the digital payments platform is integrated with all available electronic payments platforms in Kenya, including mobile money telephone payment services.
- The move comes as President William Ruto plans to migrate all the government services to the digital platform in the next 6-12 months.
- Going digital is aimed at increasing revenue collection and minimizing the cost of collection and enhancing service delivery.