Revenue collection firm Jambo Pay now says its ready to reconsider its contract with Nairobi City county government should the political interference, Intimidation and negative publicity stops at City Hall.
Appearing before the Information Technology Committee county assembly Jambo Pay chief Executive Officer Danson Muchemi says lack of political goodwill has tremendously brought them down in discharging their duties at city hall a move that has also impacted negatively on some of their potential clients.
‘‘As Jambo Pay we are ready to continue but what we are also clear on, is that we want to migrate because it has been very difficult transacting our mandates as per the contract the major problem being political interference and mistrust.’’ He said.
According to Muchemi they have already considered giving out for free the software that the firm is using but the county government will have to pay for other associated services.
He further clarified that it would be difficult for any other firm to take over and pick to their level saying it took four years to ensure that Nairobi collects maximum revenue in every stream.
‘‘My ICT Team have been having various meetings with City hall officials and committee in charge of the transition process.’’ He noted.
Jambo Pay’s contract is expected to expire in three weeks time but its also lucid that county government is still not ready to let it go.
Woodley Kenyatta Member of the county assembly Mwangi Njihia says the county government of Nairobi could be in crisis should they let Jmabo Pay go without another firm with same capacity.
Same were echoed by Land Mawe MCA Herman Azangu who noted that there are clear indicators that Nairobi city county government is staring at a crisis.