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.
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.
Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u chairs a bilateral cooperation meeting Czech Republic and Kenya at the Treasury Building, Nairobi county on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.