Ruto's Son Is One Of The eCitizen Services Contractors

Treasury CS Gazettes Access Fees for eCitizen Services [CHECK RATES]

The Ministry of Treasury has introduced access fees for eCitizen transactions depending on services sought on the platform.

In the Gazette Notice issued on Friday, Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u listed the access charges ranging from Ksh5 to Ksh50.

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The eCitizen.go.ke shall charge a nominal administrative fee per transaction, which shall be pro-rated as follows;


A photo of the eCitizen New Access Rates provided in the gazette notice on the 22nd December

The government will charge one dollar per transaction for any dollar amount of transaction made on the eCitizen platform.

Based on the Kenya Gazette notice, the pro-rated changes will apply to all services offered on the platform.

The charges took effect immediately.

Njuguna, however, indicated that the charges can be waived by the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Economic Planning depending on the circumstances.

The CS also revoked the Gazette Notice No. 1350 of 2023, which approved a blanket charge of Ksh 50 per transaction on the eCitizen platform.

“The eCitizen.go.ke shall charge a nominal access fee of fifty (KSh.50) shillings per transaction in Kenya shillings or one United States of America dollar (US$1) per transaction for foreign designated currency transactions unless otherwise waived by the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Economic Planning," read the revoked notice.

The recent notice provides charges based on the amount of the transaction as opposed to the previous notice which provided a uniform fee of Ksh 50.

However, the charges for transactions in dollars remain constant from the previous Gazette notice issued in January.

Further, the notice advised Kenyans to visit www.eCitizen.go.ke to view the list of services for which payment can be made digitally.

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You can’t make a statememt as non-trivial as this and not post proof.

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What proof do you have he doesn’t? Let’s start from there.

Burden of proof is on you, retard.

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The retard will put it on you since you seem so concerned.

Mangele unaongea kama mtu ako na moshakwe kwa mkundu. Umeitishwa evidence leta evidence

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Hii maneno ya mtu ako na moshakwe kwa mkundu seems to be your specialty…utuongeleshe more about it, idiot.

Miguna is right on this one

Hii sina shida nayo, before ingebidi upande matatu uende kwa ofisi ya however, upate koti kwa kiti uambiwe urudi kesho… if 5 - 50 bob assures a 100% system uptime, iko tu sawa

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Doesn’t assure you uptime. The website will still hang ukienda kutafuta ntsa service. Its another avenue for the government to collect more revenue

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You were correct!

Nabii’s eCitizen Portals are all down this week!

Wajinga wamekula taxpayer money but can’t keep the websites running? :upside_down_face:

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I will break it down to you like I would to a 4 year old

  • I pay a massive amout of Income Tax at source.
  • I pay VAT , Levies and all manner of Fees for Goods and Services …

So …
WHY should the Government want more from me while I am the one who funds all their Operations ( and Graft and Waste ) … ???

The well schooled in here will remember the main cause of the American Revolution
TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

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The late “Peoples Watchman” Hon: Martin Shikuku (RIP) was once taken to task in Parliament when he said KANU was Dead …

When asked to sustantiate his remark , he quipped …
“… There is no need to substantiate the Obvious …” !!! :joy: :rofl:

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Didn’t he go to prison for that Mr Rexx?

He was Detained by the Moi “Nyayo Error” Regime …
That is different from going to Prison for a Crime … :rage:

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Most of These So-Called Digitized Services have Dead Links!

This link has been inaccessible for two weeks!

https://fns.immigration.go.ke/account/login.html

Kenyans may soon be forced to pay more levies and fees to access services from public institutions after the National Treasury proposed that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) should do more to cut over-reliance on the exchequer.

To that end, the government, in the Draft 2024 Budget Policy Statement (BPS), proposed introducing or increasing charges on services offered to generate non-tax revenues.

Non-tax revenue is income earned by the government from various other sources besides taxes. :upside_down_face:

“Eventually, the majority of the MDAs are expected to be self-financing. These policy strategies are expected to expand the primary surplus in the fiscal framework and stabilize the growth of public debt thereby boosting the country’s debt sustainability position,” Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u stated in the document.

Despite recommending the introduction of fees and levies, the government expressed its intention to ensure that they are reasonable and do not burden Kenyans.

The government is also keen to place a ceiling on the levies and fees charged by MDAs based on the response witnessed after the State Department proposed hiked fees for select government services such as ID replacement and passport issuance.

Over the next four years, the Treasury wants all MDAs to not only adopt non-tax revenue measures but also transfer money to the exchequer. This will be enhanced by the implementation of the universal pay bill, 222222.

The Ministry of Lands and the State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services were among the MDAs listed to implement the new measures.

According to the BPS, by implementing the non-tax revenue measures, the government anticipates lowering the fiscal deficit to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

In the financial year 2024/25, the Treasury directed, all MDAs and Sector Working Groups to prepare their budgets for the hard sector ceilings and adopt the value chain approach.

Treasury Principal Secretary Chris Kiptoo explained that the policy measures outlined in the 2024 BPS are expected to improve economy-wide efficiencies, create an enabling environment that supports growth in businesses and investment, reduce the cost of living as well as enhance the well-being of all Kenyans.

“The tight fiscal stance is expected to reduce debt vulnerabilities through the implementation of reforms to broaden the domestic tax base and improve tax compliance,” he added.

Auditor General Nancy Gathungu has listed flaws in President William Ruto’s plan to digitize all government services and integrate them on the eCitizen platform.

In the 2022/2023 report on the National Government, the Auditor General explained that these flaws may hinder service delivery and jeopardise the government’s data.

Gathungu further revealed that the office was conducting a special audit on the eCitizen platform to provide highlights on the credibility and reliability of the platform.

She remarked that the audit was informed by the current strategic importance of eCitizen in the financial architecture of government.

“The special audit will interrogate both IT and physical security, governance arrangements and the adequacy of the control in place,” read part of the report.

Some of the flaws identified by the Auditor General were;

Over-reliance on the Consultant
The Auditor General revealed that the government did not fully control the system and relied on the vendor for crucial functions.

“Lack of full control of the system exposes the Government to the risk of revenue leakage, lack of full accountability, system unavailability or downtime, security vulnerabilities and threats including lack of business continuity,” read part of the report.

The lack of control hinders the Government Digital Payments Unit (GDPU) from executing vital system configurations and implementing changes essential for fostering growth, such as onboarding new government services.

Manual Reconciliation and Settlement of Payments
As per the Auditor General’s report, settlements for payments to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) were tediously carried out manually by the GDPU’s accountant two days a week.

Gathungu explained that manual transfer introduced risks of human errors and delays in the transfer of payments. She urged the management to work on ensuring reconciliation and settlement of payments were done in real-time.

“Given the new government policy which requires all payments for services to be done through eCitizen, the manual system of reconciliation and settlement might not be sustainable,” she added.

Failure to Provide a Consultancy Agreement Between The National Treasury and the Vendor

On this, the Auditor General noted that the management did not provide the consultancy agreement.

Gathungu noted this made it impossible to establish the terms of consultancy and the respective responsibilities of each party in managing the platform and its system.

Lack of Approved Information Technology Security Policy

Reports indicated that the GDPU did not have an approved IT Policy for governance and management of the system’s ICT resources.

Gathungu added that there was no ICT Steering Committee in place to assist in the development of ICT Policy Framework which will enable the unit to realise long-term strategic goals.

Additionally, the system lacks an approved Business Continuity Plan and a secondary backup site.

“Lack of an approved IT Policy may result in an unclear direction regarding maintenance of information security across the Unit and safeguarding the Unit’s ICT assets,” read part of the report.

These flaws may affect the efficiency of the digital platform in the future. Ruto envisions it to have over 5,000 government services in a move to consolidate government operations.

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