Nairobi residents will from next month use a new integrated revenue digital platform to pay for county services.
Nairobi Revenue System will give city residents reliable access to services that include business processes, parking, fire and social services, land rates and development control.
NRS will be rolled out in phases to replace the Local Authority Integrated Financial Management System that has been in existence since 2014.
Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General LtGeneral Mohammed Badi noted that NRS is a customer centric system that will be convenient for citizens through easy and reliable access to services.
“The existing data was incomplete and some cases lack credible data and in the review of that, NMS, the government and Kenya Revenue Authority have worked together to bring the new integrated system,” he said.
KRA Commissioner General Mburu Githii said in collaboration with NMS, they will ensure the new system works seamlessly.
Credible data “As taxman we have worked tirelessly to ensure Nairobi has credible data that can be used to determine who owns properties and also who does businesses in Nairobi,” he explained KRA was officially appointed the principal county revenue collector on March 16 as part of the agreement in the Deed of Transfer of functions of the county to the national government.
Also under the Deed of Transfer, several officers were seconded from the national government and deployed to KRA to undertake revenue collection services.
Collection improved by Sh1.2 billion for the Financial Year ending June 30, despite the Covid-19 pandemic where Sh9.7 billion was collected.
Being the first full year with KRA in charge of collection, the revenue improved compared to Sh8.5 billion in FY 2019/20.
Going further, the commissioner also noted that KRA has put in effort to ensure there is an accountable workforce subjected to a credible performance and framework that will boost revenue collection.
Mburu said the new system will address the challenge of having multiple revenue platforms that are disjointed yet used for revenue collection.