Nairobi County administration ups revenue collection efforts as Governor Sonko nets Ksh38 million this week

Nairobi County administration ups revenue collection efforts as Governor Sonko nets Ksh38 million this week

After raiding the cash office for the second time on Monday, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s team have managed to collect a record of Ksh38.2 million, up from Ksh7 million last week.

Sonko, who was elected following the August 8 General Election, was accompanied by Jubilee party majority leader and his ODM minority leader counterpart in a joint operation.

“Upon assuming office, I stamped my foot down to clean up the County Finance department, and specifically revenue collection,” the Governor said in a statement.

“From an average 7 million shillings that used to be declared a week ago, the sting operation I led resulted in a sustained increase in daily collections. First from the day we raided the cash office and found over 7m unbanked the revenue went up to 14 million, he added.

This was after the County administrators spent several hours at the cash office instructing tax payers to be paying directly to the bank in case of a system failure

The  new sum is only from the 14 revenue streams that have been digitized, out of over 136 revenue streams.

“We had 2,061 vehicles that parked in Nairobi onstreet parking and either failed to pay parking fees or colluded with some corrupt parking attendants not to pay. I am warning such motorists to comply with the county laws by paying for parking through the electronic eJijiPAY service (Dial *217# or via online epayments.nairobi.go.ke) . Failure to comply will lead to impounding of non-compliant vehicles,” the Governor advised.

I congratulate the 4,236 motorists that paid their parking today.

"My mission is to seal all loopholes through which we have been losing county revenues, because that is the only way we can deliver on our promise to the people of Nairobi."

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

He noted that plans are underway to digitize all revenue collection.

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