The State Law Office of Kenya has entered into a partnership with Safaricom to automate some of its services.
The KSh 14 million contract will see Safriacom providing it’s M-Pesa platform for the payment of services such as registration of companies, societies, or weddings.
The announcement was made at an event held at the SLO office on Thursday and attended by Attorney General, Githu Muigai, Solicitor General, Njee Muturi and Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore among other key officials at the law office and Safaricom. The two have been working on the services for two years.
“Under the new law Kenyans will no longer have to travel long distances to access State Law Office services,” said Solicitor General Njee Muturi
Muturi said the State Law Office will acquire a USSD service where users are able to track their requests and make searches at their own convenience.
Safaricom will offer an M-PESA Pay Bill number that will enable citizens to make payments to the State Law Office seamlessly without the inconvenience of queuing or travelling to the Stale Law Offices.
It is hoped that this upgrade will not only save people traveling expenses but also decongest the State Law Office which currently handles 300 name applications and 500 limited liability company applications daily.
“As the country embraces a developed system of government and seeks to offer services though digital platforms, we are confident that this move will only enhance efficiency in service delivery but also encourage more Kenyans to open up businesses across the country,” he said.