Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot has announced plans to spearhead a Bill compelling all counties to deploy a cashless system tabled in the Senate.
According to the Kericho senator, the bill will enable the county governments to reach their set revenue targets.
“We as Senate will ensure we pass a Bill that will confine all counties revenue collection systems to cashless so that counties can meet their own source revenue targets,“ says Cheruiyot.
Meanwhile, Cheruiyot blamed the current cash system under use by the county governments, claiming that it is prone to bottlenecks and pilferage.
Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot (left) and President William Ruto in Kericho County Assembly Offices.
He urged Kenyans to resist the cash models stating that a lot of revenue is being lost from suspicious receipts.
“We want a system that is verifiable, traceable transparent and justifiable,“ remarked Cheruiyot
He has further challenged Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) to stand firm and ensure county executives pull their weight and meet their obligations.
On February 8, President William Ruto declared that all school fees would be paid through the digital platform, eCitizen and the move was unstoppable.
Ruto urged every parent to use the government pay bill number 222222, arguing that it was a transparent way of ensuring principals do not introduce extra illegal charges.
“You may have heard the latest about school fees in Kenya. Some of the money paid by parents in boarding schools, we are insisting that it be paid through e-Citizen,” Ruto said.
Ruto further blamed the cash system for being slippery and an avenue for corruption that could be eliminated by technology.
However, Ruto laid his remarks after the high court suspended the implementation of the payment system for all national schools.
Senate Majority Leader, Aaron Cheruiyot.