Telkom Kenya’s mobile money platform T-Kash has now been integrated as a payment option of Kenya’s government digital services platform, eCitizen.
T-Kash customers will now be able to pay for both National and County government services that are found on the portal, said a statement from the integrated telecommunications provider in Kenya.
“Financial services, partnerships, and digitisation form part of Telkom’s focus areas. In this strategic direction, Telkom seeks to enrich its financial services offering in response to the evolving digital lifestyle of the consumer, where convenience and simplicity are paramount,” it said.
In order to pay using T-kash when transacting on eCitizen, users simply have to choose it at the checkout stage and follow on-screen prompts and instructions to complete making the payment.
T-kash customers will be able to make digital payments for services offered by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA); Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Business Registration Service, and Immigration Services. The list also includes bundled services under the Civil Registration Department, Office of the Attorney General, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), National Construction Authority, Kenya Film Commission, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) and the Ministries of Land and Mining.
Telkom Kenya CEO, Mugo Kibati said this move speaks to one of the firm’s commitments to better position its infrastructure asset base and services, to drive digital transformation within the Consumer, SME, Corporate and Public sectors, to enable them to become smart entities.
Recently, the company, through its digital services platform, T-kash, announced its partnership with the Ministry of ICT’s National Youth Council of Kenya (NYCK), to co-create FURSA, an e-wallet that will open up a portfolio of financial opportunities to the youth in Kenya and more so at the grassroots levels.