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30 December 2014

Kenya Government Gazette dated 2014-12-30 number 154

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             THE KENYA GAZETTE
                                        Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
                                                       (Registered as a Newspaperat the G.P.O.)


Vol. CXVI—No. 154                                 NAIROBI, 30th December, 2014                                                     Price Sh. 60


GAZETTE NOTICE No. 9290                                                       GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 9291
                 THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA                                      THE KENYA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS ACT
INTRODUCTION OF THE GOVERNMENTSERVICESDIGITAL
                                                                                                            (Cap. 411A)
             PAYMENTS PROGRAMME
    IT IS notified for information of the general public that pursuant to                POLICY GUIDELINES ON DIGITAL TRANSITION PERIOD

the principle of openness and accountability stipulated in article 201
                                                                                  IT IS notified for information for the general public that the
(a) of the Constitution of Kenya, guiding Public Finance Management
                                                                              Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications and Technology
and article 6 (3) of the Constitution of Kenya, providing for the widest
                                                                              has issued the policy guidelines set out in the Schedule hereto, and has
possible access to government services, the Government of the
                                                                              duly notified the contents thereof to the Communications Authority of
Republic of Kenya has developed the eCitizen.go.ke Digital Payments
                                                                              Kenya, in accordance with the provisions of Section 5A of the Kenya
Platform through whichcitizens and all persons will be able to pay for
                                                                              Information and Communications Act, Cap. 411A.
government services. This Digital Payments platform is integrated
with all available electronic payment platforms in Kenya, including                                         FORWARD
mobile telephone money paymentservices.
                                                                                  In line with the Kenya’s preparations to comply with the
   The details of the Digital Payment Platform are as follows:
                                                                              International Telecommunication Union (ITU) deadline of the 17th
   (@)    ~The eCitizen.go.ke is a wholly owned domain and portal of          June, 2015 for GEO6 Agreement to migrate from analogue to digital
          the Government of Kenya;                                            terrestrial broadcasting, the Government has adopted a phased
                                                                              analogue switch-off strategy which will result in different regions
   (ii) The eCitizen.go.ke is the official Government Digital Payments
                                                                              being switched off on different dates in tandem with the rollout of the
          Platform;
                                                                              digital signal for efficient and effective transition.
   (iii) All Government services shall progressively be             made
         available through eCitizen.go.ke;                                                      ANALOGUE SWITCH-OFF DATES

   (iv)   The unique identifier for individuals is the National Idendity            1.     All persons providing terrestrial television broadcasting
          Card for Citizens;                                                               services shall be required to migrate from the provision of
   (v)    The unique Identifier for foreigners is the Alien Identity                       such services on the analogue platform to the provision
          Card;                                                                            thereof in the digital platform according to the following
                                                                                           Schedule —
   (vi)   The unique identifier for companies, institutions          and
          organizationsshall be the official registration number;                                           SCHEDULE
   (vii) The Official Government of Kenya Pay bill number is                   Phase        Region                               Analogue Switch off
         206206;                                                                                                                 Dates
   (viii) The Official Government of Kenya Short Code numberis
          22206;                                                               Phase I      Nairobi Region which comprises        On or before 31st
                                                                                            Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado,             day of December,
   (ix)   The Official Government of Kenya USSD Numberis 206;                               Murang’a, Athi Rier, Kitengela        2014
   (x)    The eCitizen.go. ke shall charge a nominal administrative fee        PhaseII      Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru,   On or before 2nd
          per transaction, which shall be a pro-rated percentage of the                     Kisumu, Webuye, Kakamega, Kisii, day of February,
          payment made.                                                                     Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyahururu,      2015
    The public is advised to visit www.eCitizen.go.ke to view thelist                       Machakos, Narok and Londiani
of services for which payment can be madedigitally. The Government                          (Rongai) regions
shall also disseminate this information through the electronic and print
media.                                                                         Phase III    Garissa, Kitui, Lodwar, Lokichogio, On or before 30th
                                                                                            Kapenguria, Kabarnet, Migori, Voi day of March, 2015
Dated the 23rd December, 2014.                                                              (Vuria), Mbwinzau/Kibwezi,
                                                    H. K. ROTICH,                           Namanga and All Other Remaining
                                 Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury.                      Sites



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