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Kenyans will soon be using mobile money transfer to renew their driving licenses

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    In a statement made by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner George Njiraini, “Kenyans across the country will soon begin making use of mobile money transfer services to enable them pay for their renewal fees.” The same message was echoed by Assistant Minister for Finance Oburu Odinga, who added that already plans are underway in ensuring full implementation of the service which would effectively reduce congestion at KRA halls.
    Njiraini revealed that KRA has partnered with the local mobile phone service providers together with several banking institutions which shall play a big role in rolling out the services to citizens countrywide. Currently, the involved key players of the project are busy working out on strategies of where to access the renewed stickers once renewal procedures are finalized.
    “Already KRA has partnered with the National Bank of Kenya and Kenyans can easily renew their Driving Licenses at any of the bank’s branch countrywide,” said Njiraini. Speaking during the official launch of the 9[SUP]th[/SUP] Tax Payers Week ceremony, Njiraini urged for the inclusion of tax matters into the school curriculum as part of education syllabus so as to educate the future leaders of the need to remit taxes. By doing so, Njiraini expressed strong believe in easing tax compliance in the near future as the society would be well informed and edified.
    “We are also looking forward to introducing Tax Clubs in Secondary schools which would play an active role in providing adequate information to students on the importance of tax payments. In addition to that, the Authority shall host several tax clinics across the country which would provide education and support to tax payers on specific matters of interest.
    Also present during the function was KRA’s board Chairman Major (Rtd) Masden Madoka who reiterated on the need to have more funding allocated to the Authority to facilitate the necessary requirements needed to come up with more products and services that will seek to improve tax compliance by the citizens across the nation.