September 27, 2012
Kenyan courts now let traffic offenders pay fines via mobile money
Integrated mobile service provider Safaricom has partnered with the Kenyan judiciary to launch Faini Chap Chap, a mobile payment solution allowing traffic offenders to pay fines using M-Pesa. The Next Web Africa reports.
The new initiative should improve service delivery to law breakers on Kenyan roads by offering faster services.
Faini Chap Chap will enable prompt clearance of fines, thus saving on time and congestion from long queues.
The system was piloted for three months in Nairobiís Kibera estate and Kilimani law courts.
Users registered with M-Pesa can access the service by selecting Paybill on the M-Pesa menu before entering the law courtís account number. They can later key in the amount the of fine in Kenyan shillings and make payment. A confirmation text message will indicate if payment has been successful.
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