From tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9, all government services will be paid for via a single PayBill number 222222.
So far, according to a statement from Immigration and Citizen Services Principal Secretary Julius Bitok, a total of 1,448 Paybills had been discontinued by Monday, August 7.
This follows a June 30 directive by President William Ruto who while unveiling the government's revamped digital services; e-Citizen services, Gava Express and the GavaMkononi App ordered the closure of all other paybill numbers used to pay for a variety of government services.
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Ministries, State Departments and Agencies have until the end of today to move all payments for government services to the single PayBill number 222222 and eCitizen platform.
At the time, the President stated that the government couldnt account for some of the PayBill numbers being used by various government services.
"There is a dedicated government pay channel, 222222. The expectation of the government is that all government revenue must now use the pay channel so that the Treasury can have sight of every government service that is paid for."
"I am going to be making an announcement here that in the next 90 days, all other PayBills must be shut down because we have a problem with some of the PayBills that we cannot account for. We have close to over 1,000 PayBills some of which we don't have sight of. They must now be closed," the president stated in June.
With the consolidation, President Ruto said that the National Treasury will then remit the monies to the respective ministries, departments and agencies.
According to the head of state, by June 30 this year, over 5,000 government services had been digitised. These services are offered by over 100 ministries, counties, departments and agencies.
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These all can be accessed via the revamped eCitizen portal. The government has promised to have digitised all government services by the end of September this year - which marks the end of the 90-day period for the digitisation as promised by President Ruto on June 30.
Kenyan citizens will use their National ID card to access eCitizen while foreigners will need to use their Alien ID Card.
Companies, institutions and organisations will need to use their official registration number.
The only PayBill number to be used is 222222.
Short Code Number: 222
The official USSD Number is 2222
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