I have taken my sweet time to study the operation of this giant cash cow called E-citizen in Kenya.
On every transaction you are deducted ksh 50 in the name of “convenience fee”. My question is;
1. We pay Safaricom a transaction fee of about Ksh 28 and above that again, we are deducted that Kshs 50 bob which disappears from your final invoice showing payment.
For example, if you want to renew a driving licence for three years, you pay 1400 but through the now mandatory E-citizen, you will pay Kshs 1450 of which 50 bob disappears on your final invoice after you have paid.
This transaction goes to immigration department payments, all NTSA payments etc.
Lets do a simple calculation. For instance, lets say 200,000 Kenyans do this transaction per day that is payment made and done all over kenya through this platform that is 200,000×50 = Kshs. 10 Million daily.
Remember this is online system where does this inconvenience come in from? And why can’t they make it 5bob because there are so many kenyans paying through it as you cant renew a DL, inspection, transfer, etc without using this as a cash cow?
How much is this money per month or how much is it per year? Where does all this money go?
Who collects it because in the final invoice we can’t see it to know if or not it was transferred to a Government account?
How does Safaricom wire these monies to the thieves who have imposed this dubious levy? Are Safaricom involved in this fraudulent scheme, together with NTSA officials, who have recently become overnight millionaires buying land and investing in flats?
Why is the mainstream media covering Bob Collymore pretending to be a matatu tout, instead of asking these critical questions? Shouldn’t Daystar graduates be shunned for diverting our attention from critical issues to sideshows and stunts?
CAPTION: The whole “digitising” of Government has turned out to be one big heist, with Safaricom being the common denominator. Here Uhuru is seen launching some useless project with NYS thieves William Ruto and Anne Waiguru.
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